San Francisco, CA: Stinson Beach to Pantoll Ranger Station

Link a sandy beach with towering redwood forest on this 5.7-mile lasso loop less than an hour from San Francisco.
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Link a sandy beach with towering redwood forest on this 5.7-mile lasso loop less than an hour from San Francisco.

When it comes to NorCal scenery, this hike has it all. Starting from Stinson State Beach, the route climbs through redwoods on Dipsea Trail to the Pantoll Ranger Station. Finish the loop on Steep Ravine Trail, which descends along Webb Creek.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.2

Waypoints

PAN001

Location: 37.896607, -122.63603

Dipsea Trailhead

PAN002

Location: 37.891196, -122.62049

Bear right and stay on Dipsea Trail.

PAN003

Location: 37.897377, -122.601478

Turn left.

PAN004

Location: 37.902114, -122.604284

Continue straight, heading north to Pantoll Ranger Station.

PAN005

Location: 37.903718, -122.603935

Turn around at the Pantoll Ranger Station. Backtrack to Waypoint 4 and turn right onto Steep Ravine Trail.

PAN006

Location: 37.898327, -122.61193

Descend the ladder.

PAN007

Location: 37.891417, -122.620232

Turn right onto Dipsea Trail and return to Stinson Beach.