San Francisco: Matt Davis Loop

This 7.4-mile loop in Mt. Tamalpais State Park links three superb trails stretching from ridgeline to sea.
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This 7.4-mile loop in Mt. Tamalpais State Park links three superb trails stretching from ridgeline to sea.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.2

Waypoints

MDL001

Location: 37.8996505737305, -122.637466430664

Head NE on trail over bridge; look for alder, thimbleberry, buckeye

MDL002

Location: 37.9014320373535, -122.636520385742

Bear L @ T-intersection; cross bridge; turn R

MDL003

Location: 37.9035987854004, -122.620780944824

R @ T-intersection; look W for spectacular views of Pacific

MDL004

Location: 37.9021492004394, -122.618148803711

Straight @ 4-way. Detour: Turn R, go .3 miles for stellar views

MDL005

Location: 37.9063682556152, -122.611434936523

Cross tiny creek

MDL006

Location: 37.9036827087402, -122.604835510254

R @ T-junction; cross Panoramic Hwy; head NW through parking lot

MDL007

Location: 37.903434753418, -122.604049682617

Head NW on Steep Ravine Trail along Webb Creek

MDL008

Location: 37.8984680175781, -122.611686706543

Trail descends wooden ladder; rungs can be slippery

MDL009

Location: 37.8913154602051, -122.620765686035

Straight @ T-junction onto Dipsea Trail; bear R @ Y

MDL010

Location: 37.8965682983398, -122.635803222656

Cross Panoramic Hwy. again; continue straight

MDL011

Location: 37.8978157043457, -122.637100219727

Trail meets Hwy. 1; turn R and walk along road

MDL012

Location: 37.8984832763672, -122.637535095215

Turn R @ firehouse onto Belvedere Ave.; head S