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Dipsea Trail

 13 votes

Length

6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers


Elevation

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

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All Clear 62 days ago

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

Tad Davis

Overview

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 8, 2018
Randy Denis
Nov 2, 2017
Patrick Oden
3mi
Oct 28, 2017
Derek Wallbank
7.2mi
Aug 11, 2017
Mary Osborn
3.2mi
Aug 9, 2017
Daniel Bowen
0.5mi
Aug 5, 2017
Amanda Camelo
Jul 30, 2017
K Mitchum
Jul 1, 2017
Daniela Anna
9.7mi — 4h 00m

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  4.8 from 13 votes

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in California

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