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6.6 mile 10.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,539' 469 m
Descent: -1,980' -604 m
High: 1,360' 414 m
Low: 82' 25 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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

Tad Davis

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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Apr 13, 2019
Amanda Brownlie
Feb 24, 2019
Miwa Takaki
Perfect weather, with Olivia, Jason, Jason 12mi
Oct 26, 2018
Gary Merritt
1.1mi
Sep 29, 2018
Justin Christopherson
Sep 22, 2018
Makenzie Neth
8mi
Sep 17, 2018
Ted Jenkins
Aug 29, 2018
Craig Fairfield
Aug 12, 2018
Melissa Rolland

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  4.8 from 19 votes

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in California

#47

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