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Challenging switchbacks, trail is challenging in parts as it seems more like a dried out creek bed. Descent was hard at times because of this. Amazing views and great challenge! Tam is a gem!

One of my favorite Bay Area trails- beautiful view at the top and gets your heart rate up. Plus, you don't have to fight for parking like you do at dipsea or mt tam. Steep incline for about half the way up, but then pretty easy.

Great spot to take the dog! If you stick to the right at the initial fork, you can veer left down the road a ways and cut through the woods on the Octopus Trail, then go left again once you hit the fire road and you can make the walk a nice little 45 minute loop. Very pretty views, too.

13 days ago

Views are spectacular! Perfectly challenging, not too difficult for my nine year old son.

I wish we would've known that there is an $8 parking fee that you have to pay on your own (ie, no change and no ATM). Otherwise, a nice easy hike. paved all the way around so it seems to be handicap accessible

14 days ago

Nice walk through the redwoods. There is a $10 fee to get into the park and the parking situation is challenging because it's a bit of a tourist trap.

Awesome trail. Moderately trafficked on gorgeous weekend day but not bad

Love love love this trail. It is intense.

Solid loop trail with phenomenal views

22 days ago

We loved the giant Redwood trees and the hiking trail was nice.

22 days ago

I guess we did the "Double Dipsea" though it was unclear where the true trailhead was so we started from the Muir Woods Visitor Center extended parking lot (free for hikers). We hiked down to Stinson beach and back. Took lots of photos along the trail and even enjoyed our packed lunches at the park. Overall time about 6:30hrs, and AllTrails clocked us with just under 12 miles. The first 3hrs of the trail was a bit muddy and rainy, we were both soaked! Come prepared. It was so beautiful though, especially with the mist! Can't wait to do it again. Tip: Pay attention to the trail markers! The Dipsea crossed with several other trails along the way.

I love this trail. I start from the Muir Woods parking lot and do the loop. It's a beautiful trail, accessible year around, can be slippery in spots when it's raining.

25 days ago

I've done this twice already and wanted to wait for the second one to leave a review. First one was one of the hottest days during the year. We did Coyote to Coastal to Tenn Valley and totaled 8 miles. The second half along the Coastal is exposed to the sun the entire time, steep, but absolutely breathtaking. Very well marked trails and never feels crowded. We repeated the same on a cooler day and it was much better. There are lookout stops to enjoy the view above the water. Recommend sunblock, patience, and lots of water.

Nice trail for the first 2.5 miles. Great views nice walking surface. Then it breaks out onto the roads of mill valley.
I didn't expect to do 3 miles on the shoulder of the road. It seems this trail is for mountain bikers. In the future I will turn around after the first 2.5 and weave my way back up the ridge. On the plus side the walk over the road was really nice. Nice houses through a dense forest valley but not good shelter from cars speeding by and not really a hike.