Dias Ridge Trail

A trail runs through grass covered hills down to an enclosed cove.
The Dias Ridge Trail offers stunning views of Muir Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

Trail Overview

Distance: 3.1 mi (5 km)
Elevation Gain: 780 ft
Time: 1.5 hour
Trailhead: Golden Gate Dairy
Slope: Avg 7% Max 25%
Side Slope: Avg 10% Max 33%
Width: Avg 41" Min 30"
Trail Surface: Native Soil

This multi-use trail gradually climbs up through coastal chapparal and grassland to a crest of 800 feet. it offers sweeping vistas of the Pacific, Mt. Tamalpais, and the Marin Headlands at every turn. On a clear day, keep an eye out for a rare sight of the Farallon Islands. Hike, bike, or horseback ride to the Peak and back for a 3.1 mile trip.

Trail Profile

Graphic depiction of the profile and characteristics of the Dias Ridge Trail
Graphic depicting the elevation change and trail characteristics of the Dias Ridge Trail.

Trail Map

Map of Dias Ridge Trail


  • Stay on the established trail. Keep an eye out for poison oak.
  • Dress in layers and be prepared for varying weather conditions. Sunny days along the coast can turn windy, foggy, and cold very fast.


There is trailhead parking at Muir Beach including ADA accessible spots.


Accessible restrooms can be found at Muir Beach.


Drinking water is not available along the trail. Avoid becoming dehydrated or experiencing heat exhaustion. Drink plenty and drink often; pace yourself; rest in the shade; and eat salty snacks.

Trail Etiquette

The Dias Ridge Trail is closed to dogs. Please remain on the established trail. Off-trail travel harms plants and causes erosion. Keep your food within arm's reach at all timesand do not feed the wildlife. Carry out all trash and food waste (fruit peels, shells, etc.).

Last updated: August 13, 2020

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