Dipsea Trail from Mill Valley Trailhead

MODERATE 92 reviews

Dipsea Trail from Mill Valley Trailhead is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 7.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,912 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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19 days ago

No double/quad dipsea for me, just a stroll through the woods to hang out at the beach. Worth it, so much tougher than I thought it was going to be. It's not a mountain hike or anything, but it's pretty and it'll get your heart pumping if you're walking with somebody on a mission. It gets really hot, really consider your options for the return trip from the beach because we saw a lot of families struggling with those stairs heading into the woods from the beach. If you can't do it, take a bus or plan your shuttle options before hand.

Great walk. Mostly foggy but cleared up near Stinson beach

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t see the RT version of this on AllTrails, but a round trip needs to be contemplated on Dipsea (over 15 miles and nearly 4k of gain) because few options exist to return from Stinson to Mill Valley (other than hiking back). A rigorous RT hike but with beautiful NorCal vistas. While water is available on trail, bring A LOT if hiking in the summer due to elevation gains.

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2 months ago

This is a famous trail with lots of climbing and descending - much of it on stairs. Scenery is stunning and includes redwood forests, creeks, and ocean vistas. Begin at Old Mill Park and climb the stairs, all 600+ of them. Start early, parking is at a premium.

3 months ago

The bus back to Mill Valley never showed up, so had to pay $60 for a private cab ride from Bolinas. Great hike, nonetheless!

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3 months ago

I have hiked this trail many times over the years. It never ceases to impress. Varied terrain and great views. But make no mistake: this hike is rated moderate but there is a lot of climbing. If you don’t want to do the hike back to Mill Valley you can take the West Marin Stagecoach bus back. So no need to be dropping off cars.

10 months ago

Diverse trail

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10 months ago

It's actually 7 miles from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. I did this up and back Oct 20, 2018 from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. I even touched the ocean. I had over 15 miles of hiking before it was all done. Great hike that has so much varied terrain and even multiple climates.

11 months ago

Recorded route is shorter than mine. I recorded 8 miles to the beach.

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26 days ago

recorded Double Dipsea Trail Hike

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27 days ago

recorded Recording - Aug 24, 01:37 PM

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