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Best Trails in Point Reyes National Seashore

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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.

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
4 days ago

hiking

Hit this trail early on a weekday to avoid crowds. We were the first (and only ones) on the beach for a long time. And were only joined by two other people the entire trip. Made this a very enjoyable experience. This is a long hike in and back -- but the payoff is huge at the end. Be really careful climbing down to the beach, not an easy climb down or up for anyone who isn't mobile or able to pull up their own body weight.

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
6 days ago

hiking

I've hiked this trail many times over the past 1/2 decade and it definitely gets more crowded over the years. The water also flow much less than when I first hiked this trail. Nevertheless, it's a very nice and easy/moderate trail for a day hike and takes about 3.5-4 hours round trip.

on Tomales Point Trail
13 days ago

hiking

Beautiful hike with ocean views to one side and bay views to the other. Tons of tule elk (it was rutting season). Making the full trip to the point is definitely worth it.

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
13 days ago

hiking

A great trail with amazing coastal views, 2 lakes, and the multi-tier waterfalls and beach waiting for you at the end. Get there early, parking fills up very quickly. The rocky scramble down to the beach may be a bit much for some but worth the climb back up.

on Sky Trail to Arch Rock Tr...
16 days ago

Okay hike. Path down to the ocean is easy hike back is much different. Arched rock was closed which was a bummer.

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
17 days ago

hiking

Stunning trail! I recommend going in the spring when the falls are fuller, but we still had a great time in October. Tons of great vistas on the way. This is a top-notch day hike. There is nowhere to refill water, so being plenty with you. I would recommend about two litres, maybe more depending on the amount of sun when you go. Bring an outfit to change into after- trust me on this one. You'll be dusty and sweaty, and a fresh pair of clothes makes the ride home infinitely better. Finding the trailhead can be tricky, as locals remove signs leading into Bolinas to keep tourists out. Follow your map closely...

on Estero Trail
19 days ago

hiking

Hiked from Estero Trailhead to Drake's Beach. Excellent workout, which was about 9 miles. Trails are well maintained and signage is effective.

on Coast Camp/Laguna Loop
20 days ago

hiking

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
24 days ago

Such a beautiful view!!! loved it ❤️

on Tomales Point Trail
25 days ago

IMO this is closer to moderate level than easy, but definitely a great trail! Saw many elk, and other various wildlife. Also some wildflowers, even in July. Saw a sign at the trailhead about mountain lions but thankfully did not see one. Last mile in is all sand, which made that last mile in and first mile out pretty challenging!

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
25 days ago

hiking

great trail, lots of shade and beautiful views!! Yes, missed the water fall trail by a mile ... grrr!! Did a little rock climbing to get to the water fall omg crazy!! Other then that we loved it and would do it again!!!

on Tomales Point Trail
27 days ago

hiking

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
29 days ago

loved this trail! lots of shade

on Coast Camp/Laguna Loop
1 month ago

camping

Stayed overnight at coast camp (note - you need to reserve online). It was foggy and there was overcast and a light breeze during our stay. Definitely check the weather before heading to the trail. We took laguna trail and expect a slight ascent at the beginning and on your way back to the trailhead.

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
1 month ago

hiking

A good hike with plenty of shade. The trail to the waterfall isn't well marked and we ended up about a mile past it before turning back. Parking can be a nightmare if you're not there early (we parked in the lot around 8:30am).

on Palomarin Trailhead to Al...
1 month ago

hiking

Great hike and even better waterfall at the end