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Dipsea Trail

 4.8 (15)

Length


6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers


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


All Clear 78 days ago

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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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Jul 2, 2018
Remo Leone
May 28, 2018
Jun 17, 2018
Francis Japlit
Partial from sun trail to Muir wood 2mi
May 22, 2018
Michelle r
May 10, 2018
Cynthia Oregel
carry more carbs
May 6, 2018
Jessica Mutschler
Apr 8, 2018
Randy Denis
Mar 11, 2018
Trey Guinn
Feb 19, 2018
Braxton Shapiro
Double Dipsea #1 17.1mi — 6h 43m

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  4.8 from 15 votes

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  4.8 from 15 votes
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#8

in California

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