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Tennessee Valley to Muir Beach Short Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Enjoy a beautiful loop climbing out of Tennessee Valley and ripping down to the beach.


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Map Key

12.6

Miles

20.3

KM

15%

Singletrack

970' 296 m

High

22' 7 m

Low

1,973' 602 m

Up

1,975' 602 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Overview

The Marin Headlands offers iconic views of the Pacific Ocean and amazing topography of the Mt. Tam region. Climbs can be steep at times, but the views are well worth it. This loop incorporates great views and fun, slightly technical singletrack on Diaz Ridge which descends to the ocean.

Description

This loop incorporates great views and fun, slightly technical singletrack on Diaz Ridge which descends to the ocean. Start off riding through the valley, and then up to the ridge where amazing views of Mt. Tam and the Pacific Ocean can be found.

Continue riding along a fire road across the ridge, climbing up the Miwok Trail. Cross the street and then turn left to descend the tight and fun switchbacks of Diaz Ridge. You'll be facing the ocean during most of your descent. Diaz Ridge can be slightly technical, rocky, and tight at times.

Take a break and enjoy the ocean breeze at Muir Beach or ride out to Muir Woods and check out the trees before climbing back over the ridge and into Tennessee Valley.

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Shared By:

philip watkins

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 7 votes

#1503

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  4.3 from 7 votes
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Photos

Tennessee Valley
Dec 18, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
At the Miwok Trail junction
Apr 22, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
Lower portion of Diaz Ridge trail with Muir Beach in the background
Jul 22, 2013 near Tamalpa…, CA
View looking north towards Mt. Tam on the right, and Muir woods in the bottom of the valley to the left from Diaz Ridge.
Nov 1, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
Miwok trail cruises gently down a dirt road with plenty of scenery to stare at.
Feb 12, 2014 near Tamalpa…, CA
Nice views from Coyote Ridge after climbing up the Middle Green Gulch trail.
Feb 12, 2014 near Tamalpa…, CA

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Jun 29, 2020
Ted McCarthy
Aug 15, 2019
Jip Voshol
12.6mi
Jul 10, 2019
Zack Liscio
Jun 23, 2019
GABRIEL NEGRELLY
2h 00m
Jun 9, 2019
Kyle Luhr
Dec 29, 2018
Jeffrey Fiftal
Nov 4, 2018
Brandon Hernández González
First time, we went to the beach, it was a hard one. I can't wait to ride again on this beautiful scenary. 12.6mi
Aug 9, 2018
Kevin Kelley
Need to work on my climbing!