Earthquake Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Earthquake Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.7 miles 42 feet Loop

kid friendly






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Discover the geology of the San Andreas Fault Zone, through interpretive signs, on this paved loop. Along the trail, a fence that jumped 16 feet in 1906 earthquake helps us to imagine the earths power. A loop trail from the Bear Valley Trailhead

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2 months ago

A great easy little loop trail for the whole family. It's beautiful and educational. My daughter loved seeing all the deer.

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10 months ago

The earthquake trail is easy in terms of difficulty. The trail is well-maintained and more of a walking trail. It is definitely a tourist attraction with lots of signs about the science and history of earthquakes.

11 months ago

1 year ago

Perfect place to take the kids when they start learning about the plates and earthquakes. Have been going since I was a kid and still love the quick trip. The bridges across the creek are perfect for picture taking. If you are lucky, you can grab a glance at deer in the creek drinking. There is a tree at towards the end that is perfect for picture perfect moment.

4 years ago

This short easy paved loop explores the San Andreas Fault Zone. Interpretive signs describe geology of area. Trail begins southeast corner of Bear Valley Picnic Area, across street from Bear Valley VC. Basically flat, maybe a good jogging trail. The signs are very informative and it's nice seeing how far the fence moved during the "big one." Deer and birds are plentiful. Worth a short walk when you visit the VC.

4 years ago

Nice well maintained trail. Keep an eye out for banana slugs.