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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.

This was all around a beautiful hike. We went with a group of mixed abilities, but everyone came away happy. Of course, the stunning ocean and bay views exceeded our expectations, but the real treat was the wildlife viewing. We saw many elk grazing and even saw some splashing in a small pond. Beyond that, we also saw a very healthy mother coyote and her pup, as well as two other lone coyotes. There were also plentiful birds, and surprisingly, even a few butterflies on a blustery October day. I would definitely recommend this hike, especially to groups with both advanced and beginning hikers.

2 days ago

This is a low work, high reward trail. The view is amazing, so it's great for a short walk and photos. Plus, you can see seals October thru January.

That said, it's pretty short and very easy. This isn't a trail for people looking to get a workout.

This trail is really great, and the elk add an additional dimension to what would already be a good time. Besides the Tomales Point Trail, you can also easily walk a 1/4mi the other direction from the trailhead and be at McClures Beach.

That said, DO NOT TYPE Tomales Point Trail into Google Maps and expect to get where you need to go. Take a look at what it returns and you'll see why: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/37.2753297,-121.8990835/Tomales+Point+Trail,+Inverness,+CA+94937/@38.234276,-123.0104715,13z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x8085d3358078bce1:0x2a3815d3b8fb1020!2m2!1d-122.974766!2d38.2143777

THERE IS NO FERRY FROM DILLON BEACH TO TOMALES POINT. We ended up having to drive an extra hour+ to get back around Tomales Bay to the correct route, and cut the hike short due to lack of time. Lots of elk, though, and beautiful views of both the ocean & the bay.

Nice long hike. Trail is relatively flat and most of it shaded. Great views of the coast once you reach the end of the trail. Watch out for the horses and the piles they leave.

Great place to hike! I enjoyed the water falls at the end of the trail. You have to be there really early to beat the crowd.

11 days ago

We enjoyed stopping on the beach halfway through the hike. We saw two deer right off the path to the beach.

This hike is AWESOME! So worth the trek.

All time favorite.

15 days ago

Amazing trail, great view, refreshing cool water to put your feet in. I would definitely not recommend taking kids down to the lowest falls. it is steep and you need to be able to boost yourself over ledges to get up. other than that expect to bring lots of water and proper trail shoes so you don't develop blisters.

17 days ago

It was a great hike: The weather was perfect, seeing elks and other wildlife, the hike was moderate with gradual inclines.

Great trail