Women’s Dipsea Hike Alison Taggart-Barone/Parks Conservancy
Stretching from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, the famed Dipsea Trail is for hikers looking for a challenge. It begins in Mill Valley, climbs over a Mt. Tam ridge, passes through Muir Woods, and descends to Stinson Beach. When funding is available, the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative plans to address serious drainage and erosion issues on the intertwined Dipsea Trail and Deer Park Fire Road and replace a set of decaying wooden stairs with beautiful Civilian Conservation Corps-style stone ones. The TLC also plans to increase stewardship and weed management efforts in the area, to reduce threats to the Oakland star tulips and other native plants.