Top Adventures in Stinson Beach

  • Cruising Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California

    Start your drive on US Highway 1 aka Pacific Coast Highway just North of San Francisco. The drive will take about 1 -2 days so plan on overnighting somewhere. Hotels are scarce in the unpopulated areas but there all lots of Cabin rentals throughou...

  • Bouldering & BBQ at Stinson

    Stinson offers up a great beach day with a few activities for everyone to enjoy. If you head toward the south end of the beach, you'll come across a few boulder problems, including the 2 most popular: Are You Experienced and The Old Man. Are You E...

  • Relax at Stinson Beach

    Stinson beach is a popular destination for Bay Area residents and tourists alike.  Located just 20 miles north of San Francisco, it is a 30-40 min drive away from the Golden Gate Bridge (it's a one-lane windy road once you're on HWY 1).  It is als...

  • Hike the Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop

    This loop is made up of three of the most popular Marin trails and for good reason. These trails offer not only expansive ocean views, but a variety of topography and environments. This 7.5-mile loop offers up waterfalls, dense forests, redwoods, ...

    7.5 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike the Matt Davis-Coastal Trail Loop

    This hike is an alternative to the famous Matt Davis to Steep Ravine Loop. The hike starts at Stinson Beach, just behind the fire Station. I recommend parking at the Beach parking lot. The Matt Davis trail is one of the best constructed trails I h...

    6.2 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Rock Climbing Mickey's Beach

    Mickey's Beach is a great spot for experienced climbers to challenge themselves. The west face of the main rock is home to some local favorites like Sex Porpoises (12c), named for the apparently promiscuous local marine life. There are only a coup...

  • Rock Climbing The Egg

    Once you've seen The Egg, you'll understand where it gets its name. This giant, egg shaped boulder near Stinson Beach provides about a dozen routes ranging from 5.6-5.12c. There is no trad climbing, only top rope and sport.You'll find all the easi...

  • Camp Out in the Steep Ravine Cabins

    Although these cabins are bare bones, lacking both water and electricity, they couldn't put you in a better spot for views of the Pacific Ocean. From your cabin, you can enjoy amazing sunsets, possible whale watching, and access to trails like the...

  • Camp at Steep Ravine Environmental Campground

    Gain access through a private locked gate, and descend about 1 mile down to the bluff's edge. There is only parking for 1 car per site and also several cabins that can be rented.A camp host is on site and there are bathrooms and water spigots thro...

  • A 6.2 Mile Classic Trail Run

    The Cataract Trail is a Bay Area classic! Gorgeous at any time of year, this trail gets a lot of hiking traffic in the Spring and Summer when the waterfalls that follow the route are flowing strong, but it remains well worth braving the crowds. Be...

  • Photograph Trojan Point on Mount Tamalpais

    The endlessly scenic Trojan Point can be reached by taking the Panoramic Highway to Pantoll road from Stinson Beach to the west, or Mill Valley / Highway 1 to the east. It can also be reached by taking West Ridgecrest Boulevard from the north from...

    0.25 miles 75 ft gain

  • Hike the Cataract Trail Loop

    Duration: 3.5-4 hour hike at a moderate to quick pace with a short break for lunch.Starting at an elevation of 1989ft and maxing at 2001ft, you achieve 1428 of elevation gain through a beautiful peak and valley hike.From the free Rock Springs Park...

    9.02 miles 1428 ft gain

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