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Explore Mount Tamalpais Park--Dipsea Trail/Steep Ravine Loop--Ferry/Bus & Dinner

Join us for a fun walk/hike & exploration on Mount Tamalpais along the Dipsea Trail & Steep Ravine Loop, a popular trail for many hikers year round. This is a great trail that includes great views of the Bay Area, Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge, Potato Patch, and the gorgeous coastline. Have a great time socializing while meeting new friends & enjoy lots of fun & laughter. Members in the group are always nice & friendly. We always have a lot of fun whenever we all get together with a couple of other meetup groups also invited. So join in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

• No special shoes are required, but good supportive athletic shoes are advised. Even though the path is mostly on fire trails, there are some sections with loose gravel. Temperatures can change quickly & it can be cold, so layers of clothing is highly recommended. This is a family friendly area & a moderate hike that is steep in a few places. It is a section of Mount Tamalpais State Park & well maintained.

We will meet at Peet's Coffee & Tea inside the Ferry Building for a meet & greet & intros. At 12pm, we take the ferry to Sausalito. We will be in Sausalito briefly before catching the bus to Mount Tamalpais (53 mins). We start the walk at the Pan Toll Ranger Station. As the walk progresses the trails will head into Redwood Forest, and drop down into the heart of Steep Ravine. The trail becomes a series of stairs & steps immediately adjacent to a seasonal creek. Once in Steep Ravine, the trail criss-crosses the creek repeatedly & regularly climbs more steps, then up a short ladder next to a waterfall in the quest to gain altitude. Then, it’s uphill back to the Ranger Station at the start at Mount Tamalpais. The reward is one of the best Redwood Canyons around. It's quite a distance & a few hills, so you will get a pretty good workout. We will be back in the city by 7:15pm for some tasty Asian food.

• PLEASE NOTE: Before meeting up at Peet's Coffee & Tea, be sure to grab your lunches, drinks & snacks or whatever you may need for our exploration at Mount Tamalpais. Conveniently, there are plenty of stores, delis & shops inside the Ferry Building.

• LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate with some rest stops for photos.

• AFTER URBAN HIKE: Dinner, dessert, drinks, karaoke &/or whatever the night brings!

(NOTE: Cash only please at the restaurant for quicker & easier bill payment. Thank you!)


• ORGANIZER FEE: An advanced fee of $2 is required via Paypal to join this event. (Or you may pay in person at the start of the meetup location.) Sorry no refunds -- Please send payment as GIFT under the "personal" tab to:


REFUNDS: A refund is offered if the Meetup is cancelled or is rescheduled. Credit is given if the member changes their RSVP before the start of the event. Thank you!


• FERRY FARES: (Pay at Ferry Terminal)

With Clipper Card -- $5.50 One-way (Buy $3 Clipper Card @ ticket kiosk)

(Without Clipper Card $10.50 One-way)


Golden Gate Transit Fares: (Pay on Bus)

With Clipper Card $1.80 One-way

(Without Clipper Card $2.00 One-way)


PARKING INFO: We usually get some late-comers because of parking issues. Parking is difficult in this busy area, especially on weekends. I would highly recommend public transportation. But, if you need to drive in, here is a link for parking garages in the area:



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  • Alla

    I've come down with a cold so I'll have to pass
    on this event but I hope you all have a great

    November 23, 2013

    • Cela

      Thank you for the message. Hope you feel better!

      November 24, 2013

  • Cela

    Hi everyone,
    So sorry for the mix-up! Thank you to those who kindly & generously contributed to the organizing fee. If you decide you would like to join another one of our hikes -- please mention credit for Mt. Tam & I would be happy to waive the fee for next time. Have a great rest of the weekend & it was nice meeting all of you!

    P.S. For the newcomers, a lot of members do come back cuz it's a lot of fun on our hikes, so don't hesitate to join again.

    Note: If you would like to connect with anyone from another group, you can find them in my group "SF Explore Fun & Food" & other groups I cross-posted in below:

    BA Adventure - Hiking...
    BA Anything Active
    SF Random Adventurers
    (Tip: Click my picture to locate groups quickly.)

    November 24, 2013

  • Kurtis S.

    I'm around the farmer's market. Heading over in a few.

    November 23, 2013

  • Alla

    I'm really looking forward to this :) I will be at Peets a bit later, at around 11:30am. Also, Cela how do you recommend dressing for this event?

    November 22, 2013

    • Cela

      Hi Alla, please check out the description above regarding shoes & layering :)

      November 22, 2013

  • Cela

    Hi Members, looking forward to tomorrow going to Mt Tam & being around the beautiful natural habitat & seeing the gorgeous views. Also, looking forward to meeting everyone & to a fun day of hiking & exploring together!

    Note: Please remember to change your RSVP if you have a change in plans, last minute helps too. Thank you for your cooperation! :)

    November 22, 2013

  • Cela

    Hi Members,

    I'm exciting to explore Mount Tamalpais together this Sat! So far, we have about 20 members who have RSVPd from various meetup groups invited. Looking forward to a fun day hiking, socializing & meeting new friends!

    November 20, 2013

  • Jade C.

    Hi, may I know how many miles and the elevation? Thanks!!

    November 18, 2013

    • Cela

      Hi, this is the most popular trail in Mt. Tam. You can google "dipsea and steep ravine trail" & you will get a lot of info & all the specifics. However, please know that on our trips, the groups tend to be very large & some tend to like to walk/hike slowly & socialize, so it takes a while longer than usual in a big group.

      November 18, 2013

    • Jade C.

      Okay, I'll look it up. Thanks!!

      1 · November 19, 2013

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup hiking Mount Tamalpais together. This will be a beautiful place to explore & witness the beauty of nature together. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!

    November 18, 2013

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