Tennessee Valley Trail
The 1.7mi (2.7km) Tennessee Valley Trail – part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – leads to the Pacific Ocean and is among Marin’s most beautiful hikes. The dusty yet mild walk is in Mill Valley, a quaint town in the southern part of the county, and makes for an excellent family-friendly outing. Once on the beach, you will find coves alongside the shore and areas where you can relax. For a more intense hike and better workout, the region has other trails that plunge into the valley’s steep hills, offering views of the ocean and San Francisco. Since Tennessee Valley is directly off the Marin Headlands, it’s best to visit on a sunny day.