steep ravine trail

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v a p o r ・ t r a i l | marin county, california

Artist: Lorenzo Montezemolo | [tumblr || instagram]


If your bucket list doesn’t include visiting one of the Pacific coast redwood forests, it’s time to get updating. This trail (Matt Davis/Steep Ravine) from Stinson Beach to the top of Mt Tamalpais in Marin County, California is one of my favorites. You begin at the ocean and journey nine miles through half a dozen microclimates before reaching the top of Mt Tam. At the summit, you’re treated to a 360-degree view of nearly the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Along this great trail you’ll find brooks, mossy bridges, redwoods, ferns, fog and banana slugs. The trail isn’t particularly difficult, but there are a few ladders to help you on the more challenging parts.

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After several attempts and a whole car full of carsick Asians we finally find the start of the dipsea trail to steep ravine loop. The terrain went from sunny and dry to misty, wet,muddy jungle to clear rocky rivers. 5.16 miles. steady elevation loss down to the river and a bitch of a climb back up. All worth it despite almost puking in the car.

I am loving our weekend hike crew.