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blue Tennessee Valley: Ridge Trail to Coast Loop

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Trail

5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 924' 282 m
Descent: -936' -285 m
High: 1,011' 308 m
Low: 94' 29 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by philip watkins

A nice ascent is rewarded with iconic views of the Marin headlands.

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Overview

This is a popular and beautiful area of the Marin Headlands. Enjoy a short section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail where you climb up to amazing views.

Description

Start at Tennessee Valley parking lot and head up the Miwok Trail (Bay Area Ridge Trail). The bottom section of this trail can be lush and overgrown, which will quickly change into some exposed and sometimes steep switchbacks. Look for wildflowers and native plants along the way as well as sweeping views of the ocean. Turn left onto the Coyote Ridge Trail where you'll get great views of the ocean and amazing topography of the headlands. Cross over the Fox Trail and continue onto the Coastal Trail. You can head west to check out the cove or continue back down to Tennessee Valley Trail and to the parking lot.

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Apr 9, 2019
Emily Morgan
Mar 17, 2019
Slava Leonov
Oct 27, 2018
Bryan Hwu
Added in Pirate's Cove and Tennessee beach 8mi — 5h 00m

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