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Tennessee Valley/ Marin Headlands: 2 Beach stops, Potluck on the Beach

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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To quote a buddy who took this hike,

"Lush hills, pristine beach cove, and great views...this hike had it all".     

The Plan:

This will a 9 mile hike rated moderate to strenuous (depending on your condition).  Parts of this hike are flat and easy, while others are more challenging.   We'll hike from Tennessee Valley out to Tennessee Cove, where we'll have a vino/snack break, then follow the Coastal Trail to to Muir Beach, where we'll have lunch and enjoy chilling on the beach. 

Optional:  go out for a meal/drink after the hike.

 I'm rating this one moderate, though parts may be considered strenuous (depending on your condition).


From US 101 in Marin County, take the CA 1/Shoreline Highway exit.

After about 0.5 mile, turn left onto Tennessee Valley Road, and go about 1.5 miles to the parking lot at the end of the road.  The trailhead is at the end of this parking lot.

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What To Bring:

Vino! (and cups)

Good Hiking Boots/shoes

Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen

At least 1 liter of water (1/2 water, 1/2 ice for chilled water all day)

Vino/snacks for our pre-lunch break during the hike

Food , food, food to share (dried fruit/nuts/seeds, wraps, chips, dips, salsa, cheeses/meats/breads/crackers, cut up sandwhiches, deserts - be creative!)

Vino to share at lunch (and paper cups)

Anything else you want to drink (iced tea, juice, beer, etc.)

$5 activity fee

If you've been on any of my hikes you know what to expect.

As always, your sense of humour is required!

This hike is posted on several Meetup sites, so let's make some new friends. 

Sunsets are beautiful on Muir Beach

  The Chalice - Don't Leave Home without Him

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  • Dan A.

    If you're running late, meet the group at Tennessee Beach, per Chaz' request

    August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    When do you guys think we will get back?

    August 16, 2014

  • Alexandre

    Hi, this is my first ride, I do not speak much English that's okay I will go with you guys?

    August 15, 2014

    • Chas


      1 · August 15, 2014

  • Nathan

    I just joined the event. :) I'll be driving from SF, departing from North Beach.

    August 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi all unfortunately I will not be able to make it. Hope someone can take my spot. Thanks Nathan and sorry for the late notice.

      August 15, 2014

    • Chas

      Looks like there's now room for Rob

      August 15, 2014

  • Chas

    Bring a flip flop for flip flop golf.

    July 21, 2014

    • Samantha

      Ok I'll reach in my basket of flip flops and bring a pair

      August 15, 2014

    • Chas

      Way to go, girl!

      August 15, 2014

  • Michele

    I also need a ride from SF. Would be happy to pay for gas!

    August 12, 2014

  • Sanghamitra D.

    Is anyone driving from the city? My husband & I are looking for a ride.

    August 10, 2014

  • Jenny

    Is there a carpool? I heard there isn't much parking. And the closest street parking is 1 mile away. With other meetup groups going won't this be a bigger issue?

    July 31, 2014

    • Chas

      Not to panic - parking has never been an issue. Just show up and enjoy!

      August 9, 2014

  • Jenny

    what time do you estimate the hike to finish?

    July 30, 2014

    • Chas

      Hard to say - depends on the grp. Typically around 5:30-6:00. Sometimes we stay for sunset, but you're free to head back any time you choose.

      August 9, 2014

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