Coast Camp/Laguna Loop is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Take the Coast trail to the Coast Camp Trail. Enjoy stunning vistas along the way. Beginning in a grassy meadow, this trail climbs to the top of a low ridge. The climb is sometimes a narrow trail, with worn paths at different levels. Watch your footing as you proceed up the trail. As you get to the top of the ridge, the trail flattens out, and leads you through a few fields and meadows full of tall grasses. Keep an eye out for rabbits, coyotes, deer, and raccoons. The trail then starts to head downhill, toward the ocean. You can see Coast Camp straight ahead during the descent, it is tucked behind the ridge next to the ocean. There is water and toilets available at Coast Camp, useful to hit before turning around to head home via the Laguna Trail.
Great hike. Hike at beginning than a walk for the rest of the trail.
We enjoyed stopping on the beach halfway through the hike. We saw two deer right off the path to the beach.
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.
Beautiful views and pretty flat trail. it was sunny but there was a nice breeze from the ocean winds. Had a fantastic time!
it was very pleasant with a little strenuous on Laguna trail. The course gravel on the Coast Trail was not comfortable to walk on. Do not try to walk along Beach for awhile and then get back on the trail. You can go to the beach, but plan to take the same way back to the trail.
Great hike down to the ocean at Sky Camp. Mostly down hill. Several wildlife including deers, hawks, chimpmunks, etc.
I started at Coast Trail at Limantour Spit Road, which took us to the beach, and finished the loop through the Fire Lane Trail to Laguna Trail back to the Hi Point Reyes hostel.
The walk was easy, but it was 95 degrees with almost zero shade, but the beach made it worthwhile. I'd probably try a different trail next time.