Self-Guided Hike: Green and Glorious Marin

Take a walk through the beautiful scenery of Marin to Stinson Beach

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Overlooking Stinson Beach

Enjoy the lush green hills and wildflowers of Spring on this fun one-way hike to Stinson Beach, with a Marin Stagecoach bus ride back. You can find a detailed map here.

Distance: 4 miles one-way

Time: 2 hours one-way, plus the time it takes for the Stagecoach bus to bring you back to the Pantoll Ranger Station

Level: Moderate, mostly downhill

Access/Parking: Pantoll Ranger Station parking lot

Restrooms: Near the Pantoll parking lot and at Stinson Beach

Timing: Check schedules before you go - there are more times on weekends

Hiking Directions:

  • Park at the Pan Toll Ranger Station parking lot.
  • Cross Panoramic Hwy to the Matt Davis Trail and turn left on to this trail.
  • Take this trail all the way down to Stinson Beach.
  • When you near the town, take the left fork on the Matt Davis Trail and you will come out uphill from the Fire Dept on Belvedere Ave.
  • Go downhill, turn right on Hwy 1, and then left at the entrance to Stinson Beach National Park.
  • The Stagecoach stop is inside the entrance, but enjoy an ice cream at the Parkside Snack Bar or lunch at the Cafe before heading home.
  • You may need cash for the bus. It will drop you off at Pantoll Ranger Station.