Looking for a great trail near Stinson Beach, California? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Fort Funston, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Stinson Beach ranging from 1 to 61.1 miles and from 9 to 2,467 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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Absolutely beautiful views

Great trail! I’d recommend going a little beyond the designated end point on the map - the last waterfall is beautiful and worth it! Pretty steep return though.

off trail
over grown
10 days ago

2nd try. 1st 100 yards are the hardest, overgrown, trees down, lots of vines. On the upper part of the trail some good sole has installed hand ropes to assist in the last part of the trail to the falls. Be careful the ropes may not be secure. I recommend: Heavy clothes,No shorts or short sleeves, heavy gloves, glasses or safety glasses, heavy hat or bike helmet, a very good walking stick and maybe and extra rope. Bring a camera and maybe a GPS (real one).

Beautiful hike! We started at Pan Toll and went counterclockwise on Matt Davis to Stinson Beach. Hung out on the beach. Climbed up Dipsea trail to Steep Ravine. Steep is definitely correct! It’s a great workout!

The best hike in the Bay Area in my opinion. So many different ways you can approach East peak from Stinson, this is a “figure eight” that gives you the most diversity of trails. Get to Stinson before 8am to beat traffic.

Our second time doing this hike, and we loved it even more this time. It was a clear day and we saw amazing views of downtown SF and the golden gate Bridge from the trail! Bring water, snacks and follow the trail map closely. We accidentally followed the dipsea trail instead of steep ravine and climbed up 1 mile of steps before realizing our mistake and turning back around. Good moderate hike, can be done by people who don't usually do this trail length as long as you go slow. Great for trail running!

Wonderful trail. The hike back up was a real workout for an average guy like me.

One of the best hikes - super green and creek along the way to reach the falls.

Beautiful trail! Showed up around 2pm and finished just at sunset. The ladder is real and will satisfy your fantasy hike needs

Stunning views and a great hike!

Fantastic day to hike! The trails were mostly damp , but we ran into a few pockets of muddy spots too. We arrived at 0930 and parking was already filled up in several parking lots. Too many people do this trail on the weekends. This trail is so much better on a weekday due to the high volume of crowds. The entire loop was 8 miles at 1883 ft elevation. Not recommended for a beginner hiker. Very strenuous upward climb the first 3 miles.

Try it on a clear say for the best views of the ocean. Saw a pack of coyotes not far into the hike off Matt Davis Trail about 500 yards off the path.

Gorgeous hike. Steep! Close to 7 miles round trip if you start in Stinson Beach, 3.5 each way. First time we hiked it back in Feb 2019 we parked at the top of Steep Ravine, went down to Stinson Beach, then back up. Second time in Nov 2019 we parked at Stinson Beach and went up and back. I preferred the up and back to Stinson Beach, that way you can hang out at the beach and rest at the end, or get some food in town. It's a steep hike with stair climbs and switchbacks but absolutely beautiful. Ferns, moss, redwoods, and creeks are everywhere, not to mention the amazing views of Stinson Beach after you hit the Dipsea Trail. I tend to spend the entire hike staring at the amazing views in every direction. There is one section that requires climbing a wooden ladder next to a small waterfall, it's about 10-15 feet high and it's at an angle, not straight up. It can be a bit slippery when the waterfall is really flowing.

Well marked. Beautiful out and back.

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

This was an absolutely beautiful hike. Definitely a lot of incline and pretty rocky but well worth it. There is tons of little waterfalls and nice greenery. We started at Stinson Beach and walked the loop.... ended up being about 6.8 miles

Doesn’t get much better than this. You get to go through all types of landscapes.

New favorite hike. Definitely recommend. Started at the bottom near Stinson and went counter clockwise.

Gorgeous ! I recommend parking at Stinson beach and doing the loop clockwise!

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