So beautiful water falls, flowers, the whole loop was breath taking ocean view .

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.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

A combo of fire road and narrow trails. Some parts are rocky, and near the top or summit there are a bit of scrambling around. It’s a great loop that offers great view of the city, Mill Valley, Pacific Ocean, and the bay. You great views of the Bay Bridge and Richmond/San Rafael beach. Parking fee at Pantoll Campground is $8 and limited. One can also start at Bootjack campground same limited parking but there are few “free” side road parking. Don’t forget to take the detour to Mountain Theater. Some parts are exposed to the sun while there are portions that are shady. It’s a great trail.

Gorgeous trail but I was expecting a little more. The first half propose a nice view of the ocean but it’s pretty boring. The fun part starts in the second half, where you start climbing back. Lot of small waterfalls and big trees. I overall recommend it!

Drops down to canyon then takes you up to the Alice Eastwood picnic area, then back the way you came. Great workout.

Great trail. Did the hike with 2 families and all had a good time. Kids ages 7-13. Had a snack at West Point Inn and took in the view.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

Started on the dipsea trail from Stinson Beach and went all the way to Muir Woods, then made way back up to the dipsea trail through Muir Woods and took a cross path called old mine trail up to steep ravine trail which eventually led back to dipsea and to the starting point at Stinson. Highly recommendable if you’re looking for diverse sceneries from astounding ocean views to being deep in the redwoods alongside creeks. Pretty strenuous but there is a few water fountains/refill stations. All around absolutely worth it and gives off a very mystical vibe almost the whole way.

This hike was recommended by the ranger when I asked for a nice 6 mile hike. It was magnificent, albeit my second hike in the SF area. A great mix of views, creeks, and forest.

Very pretty! Ended up being closer to 4.7 miles.

Wonderful views, varied landscape, not too too crowded.

This is by far one my most favorite trails in all of California! From the beginning you instantly feel like you have stepped into a scene of Hook (Peter Pan) the movie. If you really want to surprise some friends in town visiting, I would highly suggest this trail. The 1st mile and half is downhill so be prepared for the rest of it to be an incline but you won’t regret the sweat you break completing this one! The redwoods and fern gullies are mind blowing, then you have several old wooden bridges covered in moss and don’t forget the many fallen trees that have created fun obstacles along the way! The ladder climb is just icing on the cake on this trail amigos! Have fun! Wear good shoes with grip and enjoy the trail! I promise you will feel like you’re in a different country/world the entire time!

Amazing trail, highly recommend. Pictures cannot do this place justice. I parked at Whitegate ranch trailhead and went up steep ravine to the ranger station (quickest but steepest way to get to the top) then back down old mine trail which takes you to views of the ocean then to dipsea back to the gate. Dipsea has more stairs, steep ravine has the ladder.

totally different hike in winter vs early Summer - so many waterfalls and high water in creeks. In the Summer the trail is lined with flowering plants. Always a great time, but bring trekking poles for Hogback Rd; it is very steep and covered in loose rocks. I would absolutely have been on my butt without them

Gorgeous hike. Steep! Close to 7 miles round trip if you start in Stinson Beach, 3.5 each way. First time we hiked it back in Feb 2019 we parked at the top of Steep Ravine, went down to Stinson Beach, then back up. Second time in Nov 2019 we parked at Stinson Beach and went up and back. I preferred the up and back to Stinson Beach, that way you can hang out at the beach and rest at the end, or get some food in town. It's a steep hike with stair climbs and switchbacks but absolutely beautiful. Ferns, moss, redwoods, and creeks are everywhere, not to mention the amazing views of Stinson Beach after you hit the Dipsea Trail. I tend to spend the entire hike staring at the amazing views in every direction. There is one section that requires climbing a wooden ladder next to a small waterfall, it's about 10-15 feet high and it's at an angle, not straight up. It can be a bit slippery when the waterfall is really flowing.

Start on Old Mine Trail at Pantoll Station to add 1 mile. There’s an option to go down to Stinson Beach once Dipsea turns into Steep Ravine, which I believe adds around 1.5 miles each way to the hike.

I hiked this trail November 22 2019. Would love to hike is again. Beautiful elevation. Started early...not so many people which is great. Beautiful view all through the hike. Took me 3 1/2 hours to finished the whole hike.

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