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Ben Johnson to Dipsea Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 987 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Fee No dogs
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Please note: Deer Park Fire Road AND Dipsea Trail are CLOSED due to construction between Muir Woods Road and Ben Johnson Trail. Please use alternative routes. If passing through Muir Woods Visitor Center, entrance fees will apply.

Parking along Muir Woods Rd. This can be backed up for several miles due to the popularity of this area.

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John Hugunin
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Luciano Gianola
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Blue Sky
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful trail. Redwoods and coastal views. Well maintained and marked.

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Martin Garcia
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Loved it!

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Kat Sacks
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Great!

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Richard Richard Sutton
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Gorgeous trail! its pretty busy though, so if you are looking for a secluded hike i wouldn't recommend unless its early in the day.

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Gabe Bider
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Nice trail through Muir Woods. At the start some parts are one way, but you can maneuver throughout and then cut left at bridge 4 and head up and you’ll be okay. First part of the hike is forest and the last part is an open ridge. Personally, I think Mt. Tam has better trails with better views, but it was nice and especially if you want something easily accessible because the first part is paved/wooden. Parking reservations required. Mainly just a hike to see the trees and even then they aren’t THAT huge if you’re used to hiking Mount Tam. I imagine this trail would’ve been more enjoyable in the winter when the river/creeks were running with much more water and there were water falls. There were many dry creek/river beds along the first half. Not a hard trail overall pretty easy.

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Kumar Saurabh
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Moderate hike, lots of shade.

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Junaid Anwar
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Alex Muench
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Madeline Ng
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All trails open and (luckily) spotted no wasps though there were warning signs up. Good trail, not many people, 90+% mask wearing compliance. Suggest adding some mileage by going in the direction of Stinson Beach on Dipsea Trail for awhile to peep the ocean before doubling back. Nice mix of things to see and terrain.

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Oscar Hernandez
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totalmente de primera.

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Jordan Ye
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Sreenidhi Sreesha
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Justin McCombs
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Parts of the trail were closed but was still able to do a loop. Tacked on a couple of miles. Came to 15.3 miles and 5600 elevation gain

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Niels Van Dorp
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Saeid Rasulkhani
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K T
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great trail, well signed and we'll maintained. bunch of people at the beginning near the visitor center but pretty empty once you get out past the first half hour

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Nik Shah
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Multiple trail closures so actual route will take 5.2 miles. Totally worth it though. Quick workout.

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Katherine Ketz
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Philippe Pepin
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Frederick Kurniadi
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Some detours

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