Dipsea Steep Ravine Matt Davis Loop Trail from Pantoll

MODERATE 764 reviews

Dipsea Steep Ravine Matt Davis Loop Trail from Pantoll is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stinson Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 7.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,748 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

Park at Pantoll

hiking
28 days ago

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.

Awesome views enjoyed the constant water sounds definitely keeps you calm as your climbing the mountain

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic hike with a variety of terrain. Fairly difficult but very worthwhile. Would recommend starting early as the peak gets very hot, and on the steepest section no less. Matt Davis on the way down was a good call - shaded, cool, and atmospheric.

Spectacular views! Pacific Ocean, Marin city, woods, sunshine, and river. Everything is perfect! Super recommend it

hiking
4 months ago

one of the most beautiful hikes but definitely is a challenging one. it's a long and strenuous hike but definitely comes with lot of rewards. such views of the sea and the trail runs next to a creek and so you can here the water pretty much half of your climb if you take the steep ravi e trail. we took steep ravine until Pantoll and cant remember the rest of the way until you hit the fire road. last couple miles before visitor center of the eat peak are the most difficult ones with pretty much half the elevation. coming down on Rail road and Matt Davis is much gradual descend all the way to Stinson beach. would love to do it again some day! Highly recommend the hike if you are up for the challenge!

hiking
5 months ago

Scenic and inviting

5 months ago

One of my favorite hikes. Nice mix of shade and sunny vistas. Takes us about 4.5 hours with a 30 min lunch and going slow and enjoying the forest bath.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail. We start at Pantoll hike down Matt Davis to Stinson. Have lunch at beach then hike up Dipsea to Steep Ravine.

Clock wise was the way to go Steep on way up gorgeous on way down

hiking
6 months ago

Thoroughly amazing. Nothing tops hiking a beautiful mountain, views of the Pacific Ocean, The Bay, and forest filled with giant redwoods. The BEST.

hiking
6 months ago

One of the best moderate hikes in the area. Great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Moderate -Not to hard at all. Beautiful hike. We started at Dipsea and ended at Matt Davis. Parked at Stinson Beach around 8:30am on a Sunday and the parking lot was empty. Finished the whole trail around 12:30pm and ended our afternoon hanging out at the beach. Bring your beach mat or picnic blanket :) Leave it in the car for the end of your hike. Perfection.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty sweet

hiking
7 months ago

A great hike. Not cliffs. We did it in 3 hours and 15 minutes with short breaks and no stress. Couldn’t see much given the clouds but in the first is beautiful. Give it a try!

stunning route with redwoods, meadows and sea view vistas. no dogs allowed. Signs posted for lions and rattlesnakes - we saw two small snakes on the trail so probably plenty about!

July 4th family hike. These are a few of my favorite trails in the Bay Area. I've been all over and can't think of a better place to go hiking. I've been here a few times before to do Stinson to Mt. Tam and Stinson to Cataract Falls. These trails are so beautiful. It just never gets old no matter how many times I come back. We passed a lot of people going the other way as we hiked down Matt Davis and then crossed paths with them a second time on the way up Steep Ravine. So I think the more popular route is to park at Stinson Beach and go up Matt Davis and down Steep Ravine & Dipsea. But with it being a holiday, the parking & traffic situation was better at Pan Toll. Plus I kinda like the anticipation of hiking toward the ocean instead of driving to the beach and hiking up and down. But I can see the advantage of hiking up the hill to get that out of the way and then leisurely returning back down to the beach. To each his own.

hiking
7 months ago

Good trail, great workout, would recommend

hiking
8 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the Bay Area!

could be marked a bit better, GPS a must. Lots of steps, but so worth it!

Great trail, absolutely beautiful and magical feeling Matt Davis trail back up is tough and has overgrown grass and poison oak. We found a tick on us-beware.

hiking
8 months ago

Excellent hike. A lot of poison oak on the Matt Davis trail.

If you start on the north side it is switchbacks on the first half. Recommend that!

Great trail! Uphill on the way in but it’s super pretty with a stream and ferns and awesome trees so you can take your time. No too much shade on the way down but the trail changes a lot so it’s really cool. Take the dipsea trail up which is the prettier portion of the trail and just take your time and enjoy it. Bathrooms and water at the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Saturday 5/12/19 8.30-1pm. Took it slow to enjoy. Counterclockwise. Reviews rave about Steep Ravine and rightfully so, but we also enjoyed Matt Davis tremendously as well. Redwoods, waterfalls, wildflower meadows, exquisite. Busier than the internal trails near Mt. Tam which are also amazing but this is still certainly worthwhile.

Great hike. So beautiful. Weather was misty lite rain Trail starts behind the fire station at Stinson Beach we went up the Matt Davis Trail crossed the street to the bathroom/information center and hiked down Steep Ravine trail to Dipsea trail back to fire station we will do it again in early summer

hiking
9 months ago

You see everything on this trail. Huge redwood, waterfalls, beach views at the top. Our first time seeing the redwoods. There is so much beautiful scenery, flowers and even woodpeckers. The parking is not the best and you will pay 8 dollars if you find parking. If you get carsick you will feel it going and coming back. There are not a lot of stores by the beach and again parking is diffuse to find however if you go right in front of the beach there is a better selection.

Great hike, kinda crowded at the top and at the bottom.

hiking
9 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous trail! Beautiful and full of shade. We saw a handful of deer and a coyote along the way. We left early so the trail was relatively quiet until the last two miles. I look forward to doing this trail again and highly recommend!

hiking
off trail
10 months ago

We went pretty far off trial on the way down counter clockwise. Be careful to follow the trail. it was impossibly steep off trail

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