Steep Ravine - Matt Davis Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,556' 474 m
Descent: -1,589' -484 m
High: 1,583' 483 m
Low: 81' 25 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
Popular runs nearby
Mt. Tam Wild Boar 10K
6.1 mi 9.8 km • Point to Point • 885 ft Ascent 269.65 m Ascent
2.5 mi 3.9 km • Loop • 255 ft Ascent 77.77 m Ascent
Mount Tamalpais from Muir Woods
8.7 mi 13.9 km • Out and Back • 2,416 ft Ascent 736.37 m Ascent
Tamalpa Headlands 50k
32.2 mi 51.8 km • Point to Point • 6,519 ft Ascent 1986.94 m Ascent
Ring Mountain Loop
2.9 mi 4.6 km • Out and Back • 584 ft Ascent 177.96 m Ascent
Golden Gate Bridge Overlook Out-and-Back
5.3 mi 8.5 km • Out and Back • 1,000 ft Ascent 304.86 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“This awesome loop takes you up a redwood canyon and then down sunny slopes overlooking the Pacific.”— Miguel Vieira
Take the Dipsea Trail east, heading first up a small but pretty canyon and then through coastal scrub with excellent views of the Pacific - look out for poison oak here. Cross a dirt road and continue to the intersection with the Steep Ravine Trail. Take the Steep Ravine Trail uphill, away from the ocean, through the surprisingly lush redwood canyon along Webb Creek. There are a few waterfalls here, and about halfway through, a particularly steep section of the trail has a ladder to climb. Continue on the Steep Ravine Trail as it climbs out of the canyon into a more open forest. The trail ends at Pantoll Ranger Station.
From Pantoll, cross Panoramic Highway, and find the Matt Davis Trail. Take the trail west (left). The trail enters the forest, but soon emerges onto a grassland that - on clear days - offers spectacular views of the Pacific. Stay on the Matt Davis Trail as it switchbacks through mixed evergreen forest down to the town of Stinson Beach.
The Matt Davis Trail deposits you on Belvedere Avenue. Take Belvedere Avenue left past the fire station, then turn left on Highway 1. Find the sign for the Dipsea Trail on the left side of the road and take the trail a short distance back to your car.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes, History & Background
Land Manager: California State Parks - Tamalpais State Park