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The Dipsea Trail

  • Address: Throckmorton Ave, Sequoia Valley Rd, Panoramic Hwy, State Rt 1
  • Vicinity: Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Type: Hiking Trail
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Activity Category: On Foot
  • Sight Category: Structure
  • On Foot Type: Hike

The Dipsea Trail is a out and back trail that extends from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach on the Pacific. The middle portion of the trail follows the western ridge above Redwood Canyon. The section of the trail near and through Muir Woods predates the monument, originating as the Lone Tree Trail or Trail to Willow Camp (Stinson Beach), believed to be one of the earliest trails in the region. - NRHP



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1905/00/00 The trail becomes the course for the Dipsea Race, lending the trail its current name.
1935/00/00 Originally known as the Muir Woods Fire Road, the Dipsea Fire Road is built in 1934-1935 by the CCC as part of a network of fire roads on Mount Tamalpais, mostly through land belonging to the Estate of William Kent (Ranch X).

Geography »

Physiographic Data
Lowest Point: Stinson Beach: 0 m
Length: 1,561 m
Physiographic feature Beach

Data »

Particulars for The Dipsea Trail:
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Owner Federal
Physiographic feature Forest
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Physiographic Mountainous
Historic Use Natural Feature
Historic Use Outdoor recreation
Historic Use Pedestrian Related
Owner Private
Owner State
Sight Category Structure

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 10000356
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Local, State, Federal
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation
Applicable Criteria: Event
Significant Year: 1904, 1905
Historic Function: Landscape, Recreation and Culture, Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Pedestrian related, Natural feature, Outdoor recreation
Current Function: Landscape, Recreation and Culture, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Outdoor recreation Natural feature Pedestrian related

Activities »

On Foot Type Hike
Structure Type Hiking Trail
Activity Category On Foot

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