This trail is all bangers. I arrived in the neighborhood by Stinson beach a bit after 8 and parking was plentiful (on a weekday tho). Only saw a few others on the trail.

Great trail. We found parking along the road since the parking lot was still closed. We started at the pantoll station and took Matt Davis down to Stinson beach got food and rested to start the hike up. We took Dipsea steep Ravine Trail. Long day of hiking but the views were gorgeous. One side had ocean views and green fields with flowers on the way up it was redwoods. Places to rest and waterfalls to cool off in.

Definitely start at stinson beach. Overall pretty good, definitely a bit difficult at times but some awesome views!

This hike is so beautiful! Redwoods, wildflowers, small waterfalls, bridges, a ladder, and the beach. It's like being in 4 different places at once. It was 62 and perfect today. There was some fog which added to the beauty of the hike. After our hike, we grabbed a bite to eat at the little restaurant and ate on the picnic tables before heading to the beach for a quick break. Fair warning tho, for those looking to go, as of today, the trailhead parking is closed. It's all street parking so get there early to find a spot. We parked near the post office and at 8 am, there was hardly any parking left. By the time we were leaving, at 2:30 pm, people were fighting over spots.

This is one of my favorite hikes ever. It’s a awesome trail to hike if you want to see some Redwoods, without going all the way to Redwood National Park. We loved the views and the ladder was so cool.

Get there early. Parking lot closed still. Beautiful hike and lots of flowers. Love this hike!

one of my favorite places to hike! such pretty views, right around every corner. Mostly shady except for when you have to walk through one little area that’s directly in the sun and SUUUPER hot, but then you come around the corner & see the ocean and it immediately cools down :). Plus the coolest bridge and ladder! Definitely a good hike! (Not the easiest tho, just a fair warning, lots of uphills- but it’s worth it!)

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This was short but beautiful

10/10 would recommend! If you haven’t done these trails already please do! Started with the Matt Davis trail bc it’s a little more of a challenge. Upon going up we ran into a raven just chilling on a post right in front of us, it was crazy, never seen a raven that up close before. Then while on the steep ravine trail we ran into deer! Throughout most of these trails there were a bunch of little lizards everywhere. It was dope. Also there’s a bunch of little waterfalls & wooden bridges. Make sure you go early because parking fills up fast as Stinson beach is right there. Definitely will be back again!

Great trail. First 3 or so miles is constant incline and invigorating. All views are gorgeous-start and end with ocean views and stunning creek, woodsy atmosphere through the center of the hike. We arrived early and parking was fairly easy, however, later when departing many were hungry for a parking spot. Can’t wait to do this hike again!

This trail was an amazing with great views of the ocean as well as multiple beaches. It is strenuous on the way up however it’s worth it for the view. Depending on where you start coming back is a lot easier than the start.

Everything was cool about the trail except having to find parking so go early. But amazing nonetheless. It was a nice mixture of trees and sun with gorgeous views of the ocean from the top. Took us about 3 hours 20 minutes from start to finish.

Is park closed or no? one person on here said closed. wish they would update that on here so we know. driving from sacramento

best trail in Bay area. we went last Saturday, and experienced four types of environments - cloud grassland, cloud Forest, dry grassland, dry forest. the views are gorgeous.

All day effort with all sorts of different environments to go through. Highly recommend lunch at Stinson halfway. also zig zag trail is a very minor trail that you find after passing the Marin fire station on hog back road, then turning all the way around left to gravity car Rd and picking it up on the right. Zig zag doesn't appear on hiking maps so be aware of it's location before hand!

Matt Davis has lotsa poison oak encroaching on trail these days. But this is always an amazing loop hike!

We went in April in 65F weather which was perfect! We only did a portion of the Steep Ravine and it was so gorgeous that we want to return for other trails. We started too late to continue going further. Part of the trail was a little muddy and slippery, and we had to climb a ladder, and definitely had steep areas to climb with a railing and steps. There were some beautiful little waterfalls and plenty of shade most of the way. A little bit of everything. Not suitable for strollers on the Steep Ravine due to the ladder and plenty of steps, and I wouldn't recommend a dog unless you're prepared to carry it on the ladder. I also wouldn't recommend kids because it is a challenge to hike unless they're accustomed to hiking.

Yikes... took the bikes on the wrong trail.. crazy lol lots of fun though...

Awesome trail. Lots of redwood, flowing streams and waterfalls, beautiful views of Stinson beach. I would say on the slightly tougher side of moderate rating, some pretty steep climbing sections. I went when it was closed and there was only one hiker on the whole trail. Some muddy segments but mostly great. One of my favorites in the Bay Area.

Beautiful escape

Park was closed today due to the coronavirus outbreak. Very disappointed, I was hoping to get away...

Great hike with beautiful views and some changes in terrain. As others mentioned the mapped trail is longer than 6.1 miles - you can keep it around 6 by skipping the U on Laurel Dell and cutting straight to the Cataract Trail earlier.

Empty trails, apocalyptic vibes

Started Dipsea Trail and came down Steep Rivine to end, a bit muddy coming down but nothing to extreme. The ladder aside the waterfall was a great treat -would definitely give this trail another go.

Beautiful hike. We did old mine trail first and then headed into the steep ravine. We saw ocean views on the down hill and had the river by our side during the uphill. The sounds of the river and waterfalls kept us motivated. It’s difficult doing an uphill at the end, but there is no way to get around that for this hike. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful climb.

First half is all in a beautiful wooded area, up against the creek and redwoods. No views at the summit but some once you get a bit further into the Matt Davis trail. Def not as many as views we were expecting, but it wasn’t a hard trail and was quiet! Gorgeous hike for the forest but not as much for views.

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