Dipsea / Ben Johnson / Redwood Creek Loop
The historic Dipsea Trail and route of the famous foot race, contested since 1905, connects the east side of Mount Tamalpais at Mill Valley with the west side at Stinson Beach. The trail climbs up through forests and meadows, with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and, in spring, an abundance of wildflowers.
Walk (or run!) up famous sections of the renowned Dipsea Trail. First, cross Redwood Creek, pausing to look for baby fish and listen for songbirds. Next comes a steep climb to meadows and vistas, through the “rain forest” and then a descent into the redwood canyon of Muir Woods via a more intimate side canyon for a primeval, peaceful return.