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Dipsea Trail

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6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers


77%

Runnable

1,539' 469 m

Ascent

-1,980' -604 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

1,360' 414 m

High

82' 25 m

Low

Shared By Tad Davis

Conditions


Bad / Closed 54 days ago
Fallen Trees: There are a few trail detours. Main bridge crossing at Muir is closed. Some trees were down as well. History

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Home of the oldest trail race in the United States, the Dipsea Race started in 1905.

Tad Davis

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The trail starts with 688 stairs as the trail leaves Mill Valley. After crossing Muir Woods Rd, the trail begins climbing fairly steeply up Mt. Tam on a sometimes rooty singletrack. The climb tops out on Cardiac Hill at a four-way intersection. Continue straight as the woods are left behind and the sky opens in front of you. Climb for awhile longer and then the trail will begin to roll, not gently but overall down nonetheless.

The trail enters the woods for section followed by a long set of downhill stairs before you cross a bridge and head left. The trail climbs steeply and then, once again, begins rolling. Finally, the trail will cross Panoramic Highway, continue a short distance more before the final set of stairs leading to Shoreline Highway.

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Dec 25, 2018
Jeff Wang
One of the best in the Bay Area for sure. 15.3mi — 2h 37m
Aug 10, 2018
Janelle Coburn
Finally did the Dipsea! Bucket list check off. 6.6mi
Jun 10, 2018
Hank Goethals
6.9mi
Feb 11, 2017
Eliezer Stavsky
Nov 1, 2016
Maddy Gill

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  4.8 from 19 votes

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