Arch Rock Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Arch Rock Trail is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until July.

8.8 miles 705 feet Out & Back

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Arch Rock Trail is the Bear Creek trail and Coastal trail combined. The trail is well marked and easily navigated. The trail is heavily used and has many alternative routes. It can be damp and muddy in the winter. 4.5 Mile hike/walk. Great for mountain biking. Relatively flat. Well marked trails with trail heads and milage on signs. Busy on the weekend. Light during the week. Pack a lunch and water.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Long hike, mostly flat. Would have rather taken a horse. Beautiful views towards the end though. The actual Arch Rock trail is closed. At the branching of the trail hikers are forced to take a different route due to it being closed off. Took about 4/5 hours total.

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2 months ago

Long flat walk to pretty spot on the beach.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail, modest elevation, mostly shaded. Waterfalls, streams, and a beautiful ocean view at the end. Go to the bathroom at the visitor center at the beginning of the trail because the flushless toilets are pretty gross. Arch Rock has collapsed so let's start a contest to rename the trail.

4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is great, well maintained and shaded most of the way. Too bad the Arch Rock itself has collapsed. But there's always an option to go a little ways along the Coast Trail and down to the beach. Overall - good hiking trail.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months 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
5 months ago

Very wide, great training trail

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

Ok

hiking
7 months ago

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hiking
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