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Tennessee Valley/Marin Headlands: Ocean Views, 2 Beach Stops, Potluck On The Beh

  • Apr 5, 2014 · 10:45 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 not.   We'll hike from Tennessee Valley 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.  From there we'll hike the inland route back to the parking lot.

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

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

Food, food, food (dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, meats/cheeses/sourdough/crackers, deserts - be creative!)

Vino to share at lunch (and paper cups)

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

$5 activity fee

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

Oooh, I hear it coming now...

As always, your sense of humour is required!

This hike is posted on several Meetup sites, so be prepared to make new friends. 

Last time we stayed 'til sunset.

This chalice seems to follow us wherever we go!

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  • Peter

    always fun, gorgeous day, great sunshine!

    April 5, 2014

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