Mt. Tam Steep Ravine Trail Hike to Stinson Beach

  • 19 Nov 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 3801 Panoramic Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Don't miss the opportunity to hike Mount Tamalpais’ Steep Ravine Trail with Cornell University alumni and friends. You’ll be treated to incredible views of the ocean, towering redwood trees, and a lush canyon filled with an abundance of local flora and fauna.


Join Cornell University alumni and friends for an exhilarating hike of the Steep Ravine Trail - starting high in Mt Tam and ending on the sands of Stinson Beach.

We’ll meet at Pantoll Ranger’s Station, the trailhead is directly next to the parking lot. The entire group will follow the Steep Ravine path alongside Web Creek as we descend down Mt. Tam. Enjoy views of majestic Redwoods and local flowers. Web Creek’s waters have etched a unique trail deep into the landscape over millennia - which includes several waterfalls and many sharp declines. The steepest of these sections is navigated by an ancient wooden ladder.




Near the end of the Steep Ravine trail, we’ll diverge along the Dipesa trail and head directly onto Stinson beach. The organizers will then ferry drivers back to the trailhead - after which the entire team will have the option to join us for a meal in downtown Stinson Beach



Date: Saturday, Nov 19 at 1:00PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early.


Location: Meet at Pan Toll Ranger Station (https://goo.gl/maps/B3WQC) off Panoramic Highway in Mill Valley.

Exact Address: Pantoll Ranger Station 3801 Panoramic Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941.


The trailhead is directly next to the parking lot ($6 fee). Note - this is a one-way trail, so if you would like to volunteer to ferry hikers back to the trailhead at the end of the hike please contact Dan Herr.

Trail Map: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/471/files/MtTamFinalWebLayout121214.pdf


Trail Length: About 2000 feet of elevation drop, about 3 miles - with an optional side trip.


Post Hike Meal: We will plan to a post-hike meal at either Sand Dollar Restaurant or Parkside Cafe in Stinson Beach around 4pm.


Special Notes: Wear RED so we can easily keep the group together. Make sure you dress in layers, since it can be quite cool on the trail.


Cost: $2 members, $5 non-members


Event Tickets: Please purchase tickets in advance.


Weather & Gear: The weather can be variable this time of year on the coast - please be prepared for precipitation and/or wind. Please keep in mind that dressing in breathable layers is always advised and remember, cotton is never a good idea when recreating. Also, please be sure to bring study shoes with good traction that can stand up to dirt, rocks, mud, sand and brush. This hike may take up to 2.5 hours depending on the speed of the group, so please remember to bring water and snacks as appropriate.




Raindate: Should we need to reschedule the hike due to extreme inclement weather, we will plan on December 3rd, 2016. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel.





For more information or questions, please contact:


Dan Herr '07

Cornell University Alumni Association of NorCal

Director of Events

dsh36@cornell.edu

Ph: 415-713-7137


Anthony Asta

Cornell University Alumni Association of NorCal

Director of Outdoor Activities

aja28@cornell.edu

Ph: 607-339-1557


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