Double Dipsea - 15 miles (Grueling)

This is the Legendary Dipsea hike!  Next spring hundreds of runners will try to be the first to finish this USATF sanctioned race.  The Dipsea trail starts in Mill Valley and ends at Stinson Beach.

This hike is 15 miles long with 4,500 ft elevation gain.

The route includes lots of steps at the beginning.  We will have a (suggested lite) lunch @ Stinson and go back via Steep Ravine to Pantoll.  Finally, we will rejoin the Dipsea trail back to Mill Valley.

As always:

We combine enjoyment of the trail with respect for everyone’s time.   A steady pace and we just keep going!  If you are in the lead you will end up waiting at trail junctions.  If you are in the back you will be asked to do your best to keep up with the group and at waiting points the group may move on as soon as you are within sight.  Make sure this is something you will enjoy.

Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments.  This is especially important if there are any weather issues.  Cancellations due to weather will be posted by 10pm the previous evening.

Give yourself time to find the trail head so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time.  That is the time we head out on the trail.  It would be disappointing to miss having you on the hike due to late arrival.  You will be left behind if you are not ready to head out at the hike start time.

Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good rugged soles that are well broken in.

Duration: 8 hours

Facilities: Yes...at trailhead & at lunch

Dogs?: none allowed

Bring plenty of water.  2-3 liters.

Dress in layers.  Coastal weather is unpredictable.  The hike starts off cool but rapidly warms up.

Bring a snack. 

Car pool locations:

Coddingtown Library parking lot suggested leave at 7:20

Petaluma-Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 7:40

General room of thumb...$5 one hour or less to trailhead $8 over one hour to trailhead Please insist your driver accept the money. It's to cover more than gas money...it's the wear and tear on the vehicle. We like to take care of our drivers!

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  • Yannick

    A nice FULL day! I had lots of fun.

    August 25, 2013

  • Dese'

    Nice hike Yannick. I'm ready for the next one ! Thanks for the goodies too. It's nice to chat and laugh after we are done for the day.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It seems as if no one showed up? We were here at 8:20. Heading down the trail to see if we can find anyone.

    August 24, 2013

    • Paul

      Yanick my gps showed the address 300 one block over ...maybe that caused the confusion?

      August 24, 2013

    • Yannick

      Hi Valerie,

      I'm also sorry we missed you! By 8:20 we gathering around the meeting place on Throckmorton Ave & not on the trail then.
      Hope you got some exercise.

      -Yannick

      August 24, 2013

  • Paul

    I will not be going to the Santa Rosa carpool location because nobody else said they're coming..

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone driving from Napa?

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone driving from Napa?

    August 16, 2013

    • Melanie G.

      Michele, do you want to meet at the Lakeville park and ride in Petaluma and carpool from there?

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any carpoolers from SAN FRANCISCO? (You drive or I drive.)

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't seem to update the RSVP but I will be +2.

    August 21, 2013

  • Paul

    Are there going to be any Santa Rosa carpoolers?

    August 21, 2013

  • Paul

    I plan to be at the Santa Rosa carpool coddingtown library anybody else?

    August 18, 2013

  • Melanie G.

    Anyone carpooling from Petaluma?

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect last training hike before doing Half Dome for Labor Day. I'm making this hike come hell or high water!

    August 17, 2013

  • Dese'

    Great trail. I've been on it several times.

    August 15, 2013

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