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Point Reyes is a few miles north of San Francisco and offers a number of great hiking options. There are short hikes to the beach from several entrances, as well as longer backpacking options. There are many campsites near the beaches with water and facilities. The lighthouse on the point is also a major tourist attraction, as are the wildflowers in the spring.

Beautiful. Hard, but every single drop of sweat was worth it! Definitely will do it again!

hiking
9 days ago

Four starts because I had the pleasure of seeing hundreds of Elk and being more than close. Great ocean views as well...

Walked this trail a few days ago, it was really long and decently hard, the waterfall is extremely worth it! I loved it and definitely look forward to walking it again

rock climbing
11 days ago

I love this trail. I have went different months. Mostly shaded and lots of trees. Variety of scenic views, worth going to the waterfall. Get here early, the parking lot fills up about 8am.

There is a portapotty in the begginning and trees during. :)

Where comfortable shoes, it is a long walk and different pavements. Maybe an inclune or 2 but mostly flat.

To the waterfall- You have to climb down a mini cliff. Also, you have to walk through a narrow section full of poison ivoy so where something to coverup with.There are 2 waterfalls. The big on is the ine you have to climb down for. There is a mini beach that we always stop to ear, nap, then head back for the longest 2 hours every!

It was a foggy day, but the beach view was beautiful.

This was the route we chose for our newborn's first trip to the beach. Scrambling down and up the rocks to get to the beach was interesting. Overall it was a beautiful day with beautiful views!

Great hike that had awesome views. The sand towards the final two miles were a little frustrating but over all it was a great hike. I recommend.

hiking
14 days ago

The land bridge that formed the Arch Rock has collapsed and the pathway heading out to the point has been covered with limbs to discourage people from heading out there, which also happens to be the only way I know of to get to the beach below the cliffs. The hike is along a well traveled and well maintained trail, with a restroom (non-running water type) and a few garbage and recycling bins located at the top of the hill. The trails are all well marked and there is even a bicycle rack at the bottom of the Bear Valley Trail.

hiking
15 days ago

The land bridge that formed the Arch Rock has collapsed and the pathway heading out to the point has been covered with limbs to discourage people from heading out there, which also happens to be the only way I know of to get to the beach below the cliffs. The hike is along a well traveled and well maintained trail, with a restroom (non-running water type) and a few garbage and recycling bins located at the top of the hill. The trails are all well marked and there is even a bicycle rack at the bottom of the Bear Valley Trail.

horseback riding
15 days ago

Very wide, great training trail

hiking
15 days ago

Did the hike along with some connecting trails several times a few years ago. Pretty much a flat hike and only rated moderate due to length. One of the prettier busiest hikes around. You never know what language you're going to hear on this trail. The other trails in the system especially those along the coast are even better but this is the route to get to them.

This was a beautiful hike with very well marked trails. Good elevation change without being too extreme. If you have a chance to head down to Alamere Falls, do it; it's gorgeous. Make sure to head all the way down to the beach!

19 days ago

Decent hike. I used a safer route through wildcat camp, I think 2.7 miles more. Nice hike without a crowd during weekdays. As of now(September) the water level is low for the fall. But the beach is a bonus.

Another spontaneous trip for me where I didn't research beforehand. I was wearing 6" sandals when I walked this. My feet were sore, but so worth it! I made it to the lighthouse just in time to watch the sunset. This was the first trail I walked/hiked in California and will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤️