Tennessee Valley Lollipop
ElevationAscent: 761' 232 m
Descent: -761' -232 m
High: 819' 250 m
Low: 92' 28 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“While the views from this loop can be stunning, heading into the fog is just as enjoyable.”— Phil DiGirolamo
As you head down the valley the hills on both sides of you may be shrouded in fog so you might not know they are there. Continue past the Haypress Camp Trail and on your right, you'll come up on the Fox Trail. Take this trail, and get ready for a nice long climb. There are a couple of steep sections where you'll want to catch your breath and take in the view. Be sure to look all around as you ascend.
Once to the top of the Fox Trail, you'll take a left turn on to the Coastal Trail. At this point, the ocean views will begin to unfold. On a clear day you'll be able to see out to the Farallon Islands. On the way down when you're working your way down the Coastal Trail: Muir Beach - Tennessee Valley , look back toward the ocean and the lagoon and beach will be visible. Once you reach an intersection with the Tennessee Valley Trail, you can go right to head to the beach, or you can go left to return to your car. If you decide to head to the beach you'll add another mile to your total distance.
The return trip on the Tennessee Valley Trail will be a gentle incline, which is relaxing in comparison with the steep climb and descent of the Coastal Trail: Muir Beach - Tennessee Valley.
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