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San Jose, California
May 4, 2013
Tennessee Valley/Pirates Cove
Marin County
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Tennessee Valley/Pirates Cove
May 4, 2013
10:00 AM

Loooking Down on Tree Covered Hill with Mountains in Distance

The Place

Tennessee Valley is an amazing offshoot of the Marin Headlands. There is a bevy of wildlife; from mighty raptors to common swallows, the birds of the valley will keep your eyes on the skies. Back on the ground there are deer, coyote, and on some rare occasions bobcats have been sighted.
Marin Headlands is one of the most unique areas in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Marin Headlands cover various types of histories from the Miwok Indians to the Military, including historic Fort Barry and Fort Cronkhite, the NIKE Missile site and the 150 year-old Point Bonita lighthouse. Other attractions include varied hiking trails, Rodeo Beach, and astonishing views of the coast and San Francisco

View of Tree Covered Ridge

Walking the Walk
Well start our hike from the Tennessee Valley Trailhead to Fox Trail (there is no sign), but its on the right in 0.3 miles. Well follow the Fox Trail to Coastal Trail. The Coast Trail well take us to Muir Beach (there are restrooms in the parking lot on your right). If you stay on the trail then move to the left. Pass the first access to the Muir Beach sign. At the second access point (no sign) go left up the hill and away from the beach. Go left at the dead end onto the main trail then go right. Take the first single track trail on your right. Go up the hill to the view point. From the view point turn 180 degrees and go directly down the hill. Turn right towards Pirates Cove. When that trial ends turn right to meeting location. After the meeting well go straight up the hill Coastal Trail. At the cross roads continue straight down hill. From Tennessee Valley well go right to Tennessee Valley Beach. Tennessee Valley Beach well go to the overlook and from the overlook well go back Tennessee Valley Trailhead.

View Across to Tree covered Ridges

Level: 3 - Miles: 7 - Elevation 1200          Host: Mitch


From San Jose get on 101 North, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, stay to 101, Exit Highway 1 towards Stinson Beach, follow sign towards Stinson Beach for less than 1 mile. Turn left onto Tennessee Valley Road, at the end of this road (1.6 miles) park your car in the lot or along the road. Remember if you park along the road, then park completely on the other side of the faded white line. Well meet at the Tennessee Valley Trailhead.

Drive Time: 1 hour and 16 minutes   Parking: Free    Pets are allowed  

Know Before You Go:

Dress appropriately, layers are suggested. The location can be foggy or sunny. You never know. Bring sun block, food, and plenty of water. There are bathrooms in the parking area and at Rodeo Beach.

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