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Dipsea Trail to Stinson Beach

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"Hike distance: 9.7 miles Elevation gain: 2545 ft. The Dipsea Trail has to be one of the most all encompassing Bay Area hikes . The complexity of the terrain is fascinating, not to mention the sheer amount of sites you will see along the way is remarkable. If you take the full trail, it extends from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. The beginning of the hike winds through open chaparral with stunning views of the glittering Pacific Ocean. As the trail descends, it begins to enter some exceptionally attractive woodland. The lush landscape is home to a variety of micro-climates, fostered by a nearby rushing brook. The Steep Ravine Trail includes a 14-rung wooden ladder, which feels like a playground built into the natural elements. Be cautious though in early mornings, as it may be a tad slippery. Fun fact about this trail - it is host to the oldest trail race in America. Starting in 1905, the race is run every year on the second Sunday in June. "

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