Dipsea Trail from Muir Woods to Stinson Beach

HARD 103 reviews

Dipsea Trail from Muir Woods to Stinson Beach is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mill Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2775 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Dipsea Trail (or the Ben Johnson Trail) through Muir Woods National Monument to Stinson Beach is an amazing trail through the famous California redwoods.

hiking
21 hours ago

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful. Minimal exposed trail. Fairly steady breeze. Challenging climbs and descents

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful. Minimal exposed trail. Fairly steady breeze. Challenging climbs and descents

11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Amazing trail! Very challenging but so worth it! Stinson Beach is beautiful. Check out the Parkside Cafe.

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trail running
29 days ago

05-23 Began around 12pm, weather was perfect (as compared to Sacramento heat of high 90s). We hiked/trail ran to Stinson Beach in under 2 hours. Near the beach, there are several cute shops and food places with healthy options. It is beautiful out there, will surely come back again!

It is a good idea to head back around 5pm because the way back is not easy. We took Steep Ravine - Stapelveldt - Ben Johnson - Hillside trails when returning. Do that if you feel like the way there was not enough of a workout. The stairs on Steep Ravine certainly gave me a kick, but I loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Hard hike so start early! Enjoy at least an hour's rest at Stinson Beach before the arduous climb back from seal level. Round trip took 4.5 hrs at a fast pace including an hour at Stinson. Also, I think you can get back to Muir Woods via Marin transit + a shuttle bus if you decide to beach bum it.

backpacking
1 month ago

Fun hike

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hiking
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hiking
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2 months ago

Get back before dark!

2 months ago