Stinson Beach to Steep Ravine to Matt Davis Loop (7.5 miles & 1500 vert)

***Although slower hikers welcome, please assess whether you can complete hike---Furthermore, those who need to finish quickly should make sure they carpool with like-minded hikers.

Hopefully, spring flowers are popping on this pretty loop hike.  We'll start from Stinson Beach and climb 1500 feet, starting on the Dipsea Trail and continuing on the Steep Ravine trail (keeping cool under the redwood canopy).   At the top, we can relax and eat   at Pan Toll Station  (picnic tables, restrooms and potable water), then descend the Matt Davis Trail back to the beach.

Following the hike, those who wish can hang out on the sandy beach, or take off for refreshments.   Open to ideas.

***Plan on carpooling up and departing 11th & P by 8:30 latest***

DIRECTIONS TO STINSON BEACH:

--Hwy 80 west toward San Francisco

--Merge onto Hwy 37 at Vallejo. Continue west til you...

--Merge onto US-101 South toward San Francisco.  Go about 15 miles on 101.

--Take Exit 455B for STINSON BEACH/ HWY 1

--Turn Left to stay on Hwy 1.  Go about 2.6 miles then take slight Right onto...

--Panoramic Hwy. Go about 8.9 miles on Panoramic Hwy to its end at Hwy 1, being careful to stay on this road at each intersection with other roads.

--Turn Rt onto Hwy 1 and head into town for about 0.5 miles

--Once in town of Stinson Beach, large parking lot on beach (free and on your left).  It's big, so if cars separated, we can meet on pavement in front of the large public restroom.

Can be reached at [masked] on this day.

Ciao!




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  • Andy

    Great day for a hike. Yen really enjoyed it also. Nice seeing you all again. Thanks Allan for leading.

    March 17, 2013

  • Shar

    Thanks Allen for a wonderful hike!

    March 17, 2013

  • Paul P.

    Tanya and I thank you, Allan, for leading this. It was good to see you again.

    March 17, 2013

  • Susan

    Allen, thanks for a really relaxed, beautiful day at the coast with great friends! Hope we do it again!

    March 17, 2013

  • Steve B

    !!#@%[ cold virus! wish i could have made it!

    March 16, 2013

  • Florrie

    This must be one of the best trails I have ever been on. Absolutely beautiful. Super weather. Great people to hike with. Life is so good. Thank you, Allan for putting this on.

    March 16, 2013

  • Paul P.

    We will meet you at Stinson Beach!

    March 15, 2013

  • Don

    Sorry. Change of plans. Have fun everyone.

    March 15, 2013

  • Liang

    Meet ya'll there

    March 15, 2013

  • Steve B

    Too busy at work and on-call. Verrrry poor reasons to miss a hike!

    March 15, 2013

  • Anthony

    Will meet you at Stinson Beach.

    March 15, 2013

  • mary

    I wish I could go but arranged to have carpets cleaned :-( that morning ...

    March 14, 2013

    • Steve B

      Just kidding Mary, but that's a Really poor reason to miss a hike ;)

      March 14, 2013

  • Allan W.

    See you Andy and Don at beach parking lot!

    March 14, 2013

  • Andy

    We will meet you guys at Stinson Beach.

    March 14, 2013

  • Will L

    "You'll be able to RSVP starting on March 13,[masked]:00 PM" Was that 18:00 GMT?

    March 13, 2013

  • Don

    my plan would be to meet you at the trail head.

    March 13, 2013

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