Beautiful hike but get there early as the parking lot fills up fast. Depending on time of year it can be windy with low clouds. I did this in mid September and experienced both of these conditions. It is quite an experience to be hiking so high above the ocean and see bodies of water on both sides of the trail. The elk are used to people and hang out fairly close to the trail without trouble. We heard bull elk bugling and running up the steep green hills. Cow elk and their young relaxed a ways away from the bulls. There are many side trails that go to the edge of the cliffs for better views. An all around great hike probably better to do in summer weather.
Another spontaneous trip for me where I didn't research beforehand. I was wearing 6" sandals when I walked this. My feet were sore, but so worth it! I made it to the lighthouse just in time to watch the sunset. This was the first trail I walked/hiked in California and will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤️
Had trail all to my self on a Sunday morning at 730 - tons of wildlife - what makes this a moderate hike is about 1+ miles from the actual point, the trail goes from compacted sand to sand that you would find on the beach. Not great on the feet and hamstrings but worth the trip. As mentioned - bring long pants if you go all the way to the Point
B O. on Tomales Point Trail
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.