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Matt Davis-Stinson Beach-Steep Ravine 12.5 miles Hike
If you're in great shape, you'll love this strenuous, 12.5 mile hike with over 2,000 feet of climbing. Meet at the parking lot across from Mountain Home Inn. We'll start our hike on the Hogback trail for 1/2 mile, then begin our decent on the Matt Davis Trail to Stinson Beach. On the way down, we'll make a pit stop at Pantoll for a short break. Lunch will be at Stinson beach. We’ll head back via Steep Ravine which is a continuous climb up to Pantol, take a pit stop break and from Pantol back onto the Matt Davis trail for the last 2 1/2 miles. Important Notes: Dogs are not allowed on these trails. o Meet at 9:30 in the parking lot across from Mountain Home Inn...leave promptly at 9:45 a.m. o Parking fills up fast, so park nearby or carpool if you can. Advisable to add 10 mins. or so to your time to find parking. o Watch for bicycles o Prepare for some poison oak on trails o Bring lunch and plenty of water o Mostly shaded...bring sunscreen for the beach. o Rain cancels hike • Directions: From Hwy. 101, take the Stinson Beach/Hwy. l exit in Mill Valley. After 2/3rds mile, turn left at the Arco Station (3rd light), staying on Hwy. l. After 2.6 miles, bear right at fork onto Panoramic Highway (sign says Mt. Tamalpais). After l mile, at 4-way intersection, take the high road (middle), Panoramic (sign says Mt. Tam). Go approx. 2 miles to your destination. Parking lot on the left across from Mountain Home Inn.

Muir Woods - Panoramic Trail Parking Lot (across from MOUNTAIN HOME INN)

810 Panoramic Hwy · Mill Valley, CA


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Please go here: San Francisco Bay Area Gay Lesbian Sierrans ( to join our group. GLS is an outings and conservation club for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, and our friends. We are an official activities section of the Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. Founded in 1986, the Bay Chapter GLS was the Sierra Club's first gay and lesbian activities section. We're still one of the largest of a growing number of GLS chapters around the country. Throughout the year, we sponsor a variety of activities which offer something for almost everyone who enjoys the outdoors. GLS outings run the gamut from easy urban strolls to vigorous peak hikes; relaxed car camping to demanding wilderness backpacks and naturalist-led walks; to hands-on restoration and trail maintenance projects. Everyone is welcome on our outings, whether or not they have joined GLS.

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