Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail to Matt Davis Loop Trail

MODERATE 533 reviews

Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail to Matt Davis Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stinson Beach, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

Hike from the Pacific Ocean all the way up to The Muir Woods Visitor Center. There area spectacular ocean views, rushing creeks, and pretty waterfalls. Steep Ravine is a real jewel in Marin County's crown. Cutting deep into the landscape over millennia the water rushing through Webb Creek has created a spectacularly steep sided and lush canyon shaded by towering redwood trees and populated with a wide variety of local flora and fauna. The hike begins along the Dipsea Trail at Stinson Beach. It climbs gradually with many ocean views until you reach its' junction with the Steep Ravine Trail. From here it climbs 1000 ft. to Pantoll ranger station in 1.5 miles. There are two significant waterfalls along Webb Creek in Steep Ravine. The upper one is interesting because you have to climb up the waterfall via a 10 ft. high ladder. These waterfalls are best seen in the winter or early spring months, after there has been a lot of rain. Once at Pantoll, cross the highway and head back down to Stinson Beach via the Matt Davis trail. You will find more great ocean views on this trail. Many people like to do this hike in the reverse direction, going up Matt Davis trail and down Steep Ravine. But the Matt Davis trail is longer (4 miles) and it is all up hill if you go this way.

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1 day ago

Very pretty hike. If you enjoy a long beautiful hike that is pretty much flat with some moderate steepness this is the spot

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2 days ago

This trail is a beautiful treck through the woods and there are several waterfalls, creeks, and sights to see along the way. Its pretty steep though and there are several stairs to climb to get to the top so be prepared and wear good shoes.

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8 days ago

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10 days ago

It was an amazing trail. Between the three trails making up the loop, there was always something new to see. The only downside is that it was foggy, but it did give it a mystical feel to it.

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13 days ago

Very well maintained trail, lots of steps built in and some great views along the way.

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15 days ago

We started by going south to cardiac hill and catching the dipsea from there for some extra miles. Beautiful hike.

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22 days ago

Awesome trail..90% shaded and great views on the way back through Matt Davis trail. the total length is actually 8.4 miles

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23 days ago