The stairway was a total of 680 steps, possibly the most in the bay area for any single stairway. It consisted of 3 different sections. The first was the lower part by Cascade Dr. Cascade had 313 stairs by itself. It had plaques on each of the steps towards the beginning. Donors had donated over a grand to have their names printed on them. After, there were about 200 or so wooden steps, and then about a final 30 or so rock steps.
Next, I headed right about half a block uphill to Ocean Way. The stairway continued up another 223 stairs. I had to make a stop about halfway up, as it was a heck of a climb. I appreciated the trees. Once I got to the top of the stairs, I headed left for about 100 feet and the stairway continued on Hale Lane, which was another 150 stairs. Anything over 100 is a climb, but that seemed small compared to the ones I had already ascended up to. I got to the top and took a picture of a hilly Marin view. Everyone in that town seems to know the Dipsea Stairs. It was a very impressive trip.