Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop from Stinson

MODERATE 25 reviews

Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop from Stinson is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stinson Beach, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible from July until September.

6.3 miles 1730 feet Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

Hike overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This trail offers stunning views and chaparral and redwood habitats.

1 month ago

This trail feels like such an adventure. The flowing creek is ice cold and feels so nice to splash around in a bit. It's definitely a bit of a work out, but the beauty of the trees and the ocean makes it so worth it. Would definitely recommend this :)

2 months ago

Nice cardio. If you want to save your knee, go up from the steep ravine trail. Water level is super low but it is a good hike. The signs are very confusing to get to that trail. I will go back there again.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

lots of stairs but such a beautiful hike!

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of the best hikes we've ever done. It rivaled our favorite hike of Killarney in Ireland. This trail has ever-changing landscapes, and while we had a cloudy day that masked some of our views, the fog added to the mystique and beauty of the woods.

At the loop, we decided to go up the Steep Ravine trail and down the Dipsea trail. I recommend this route because the Steep Ravine trail is steeper and therefore more difficult for descent.

We started around 9:15am and finished at 12:15pm. We probably passed a total of 15-20 people on the trail.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Love!! A very beautiful hike!

5 months ago

Amazing

7 months ago

awesome hike

11 months ago

Great hike, have done it many times, good leg workout, bring water, I drive from Sacramento to do this hike, solid spot! I have seen deer and coyotes on the train ✌

hiking
1 year ago

birding
1 year ago

Great stuff, we parked up at Stinson Beach (for free). Got there at 1030am on a Sunday, plenty of space.

We headed out initially on the Dipsea Trail, then followed Steep Creek Ravine up to the top. There's a car park and restrooms up there for a quick break.

The way out is great, following the water it isn't too steep at all, pretty tame. Completely shaded.

Took the Old Mine Trail from there back, which is out in the sun with some fantastic views. Visibility was great we could see everything from Mt Diablo, Berkeley and SF to the Farallon Islands. All from the same spot!

Connected back to Dipsea Trail to loop back to the start. Total recorded length was 8.7 miles, in 3 hours.

Generally quite tame, it's all up on the way out, all down on the way back. Elevation of about 1500ft, but never too much gradient. We passed kids and grandma's. With the exception of a wooden ladder you need to climb, it's reasonably accessible

We've driven through Stinson Beach before plenty of times on the way north, but it always looked too busy to stop. It's worth getting there a little earlier and being back in town for lunch. By the time we were leaving (3pm) it was getting VERY busy, on the trails and the parking lot

hiking
1 year ago

Hard to spot the trail, well worth it though.

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2 years ago

I love this trail! It is other-worldly especially when taken in combination of the ridge trail. Two different dimensions.

2 years ago

Too good to be true.

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2 years ago

The worst.

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3 years ago

The Muir woods area is beautifuland the hike was great.There were way to many people for a high rating.