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1 The middle section of the Dipsea stairs climb out of Mill Valley off of Marion Avenue through
the wooded hillside on the way to Windy Gap. Here hikers will see one of the many eclectic and
handmade signs that mark the Dipsea as it winds its way up the hillside. 2 The trail undulates
a bit as you descend into Muir Woods; here hikers cross a small ravine with the help of a wood
walk way. 3 Below Windy Gap the trail crosses Muir Woods Road and a small creek. If you
hike the trail in winter/spring you’ll be greeted by a variety of small waterfalls and streams.
4 Continuing through Muir Woods, the trail crosses Redwood Creek. During the summer you can
cross here on a seasonal bridge, but during winter/spring you’ll have to detour to Deer Park Fire
Road to avoid disturbing endangered coho salmon.
5 Trail sign climbing to Cardiac Hill
from Muir Woods. Deer Park Fire Road
and the Dipsea Trail crisscross several
times but pretty much end up in the