Tennessee Valley meanders for approximately two miles through serene, rolling hills down to the Pacific Ocean. The 1.8-mile, well-groomed trail to Tennessee Cove begins at the trailhead parking lot, about a mile down Tennessee Valley Road.
Sandwiched between the bluffs on either side of the cove lies a pocket beach. During low tide, it is possible to get around the southern end to reach another small, sandy beach with interesting rock formations, but beware of hazardous surf. Swimming is not recommended.
Much of the partially paved trail is wheelchair-accessible. The trail also offers a leisurely bicycle ride, with bike racks provided halfway down the valley and at the cove. Sausalito and Tiburon bike paths and local roads connect with Tennessee Valley.
The Miwok Livery Stables—one of the many partners of the Golden Gate National Parks—provides unique opportunities for riders, visitors, and students, including interpretive guided horseback rides to Muir Beach and other areas.
Golden Gate Transit buses stop at the intersection of Shoreline Highway and Tennessee Valley Road.