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Best Trails near Inverness, California

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on Tomales Point Trail
13 days ago

hiking

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.

on Estero Trail
19 days ago

hiking

Hiked from Estero Trailhead to Drake's Beach. Excellent workout, which was about 9 miles. Trails are well maintained and signage is effective.

on Tomales Point Trail
24 days ago

IMO this is closer to moderate level than easy, but definitely a great trail! Saw many elk, and other various wildlife. Also some wildflowers, even in July. Saw a sign at the trailhead about mountain lions but thankfully did not see one. Last mile in is all sand, which made that last mile in and first mile out pretty challenging!

on Tomales Point Trail
27 days ago

hiking

on Point Reyes Lighthouse Vi...
1 month ago

Easy hike down to lighthouse, but a little more difficult walking back up all the stairs. Was quite windy and misty when we were there, but had fun anyway. Did not see much wildlife, since visibility was not that great due to the fog.

on Bucklin Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Great hike with a rewarding view of the coast and hillside. Some tiresome incline but a very well balanced hike and the distance feels great. We did the full in and out in just over 2 hours. The trail is overgrown (we went in mid-July) so you'll get scratched up on your legs if you don't wear long pants of some kind.

on Drakes View Loop
1 month ago

hiking

Not at all what I expected. From the previous review, I was expecting a nice and brisk journey through the Point Reyes National Seashore. What started as a beautiful adventure quickly became a nigtmare about 1 mile into the hike. Trail became non-existent and overrun with brush, thorns and poisen oak. Also, it is basically an uphill battle through this prickly and poisenous jungle. The only redeeming value was the views at the top and breif breaks from the brush where you get to walk through a magical and calm forest. If you dare venture here, where boots, long pants, and I personally recommend a machete. Happy hiking.

on Tomales Point Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Fantastic hike on the Fourth of July. Arrived early (6:45 am) to beat the crowd as was glad we did. It was quite foggy and damp so our pants got wet but well wort it, gators would have helped. Woke up 3 herds of elk that were very near the trail. Counted 18 bulls in one herd with nice racks. Had a nice lunch at the point. By then the fog had lifted for the return trip so it was like a new trail. Saw a few elk cows but no bulls on the return trip as there were many people coming in on the trail by then. Having water on both sides of the trail was nice. Note there is no shade on this trail but the ocean breeze keeps it comfortable. Easy walking trail, a bit overgrown in places but still easy to follow. Sandy slopes make you work a bit but not bad.

on Chimney Rock Trail
2 months ago

on Chimney Rock Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Beyond Beautiful!

on Tomales Point Trail
4 months ago

GO NOW while the wild flowers are in full amazing bloom! This is a great hike for all skill levels and Elk are everywhere especially if you go early or during the week. Even though we almost never do the same hike twice, we had to repeat this hike based on the wild flowers. Insane. See pics under Mike Higgins. Just a few.

on Bucklin Trail
4 months ago

hiking

NOT DOG FRIENDLY. We considered turning our grass grazing dog into a miniature pony for this trail. AllTrails has some seriously misguided information about this hike! Can't attest to the actual hike as we never got a chance to hike in Point Reyes National Seashore!

on Bucklin Trail
4 months ago

hiking

WARNING. No idea how this hike is because I wasn't able to do it when we arrived - just wanted to warn those looking at it. It is NOT dog friendly. In fact, we learned that the vast majority of the trails in the area don't allow dogs because they allow horses (stupid horses!) or bikers. Come here to hike without the pooch because the hikes in general are gorgeous and amazing, just leave the doggy at home.

on Abbotts Lagoon Trail
4 months ago

hiking

Did this hike yesterday (April 15) and many of the wildflowers were blooming everywhere. Very easy hike past the lagoons out to the ocean with spectacular views down the coast.

on Tomales Point Trail
4 months ago

walking

Great hike from start to finish! We hiked a total of 10.5 miles from the old historical dairy to the tip of Tomales point. We had a beautiful clear day the best of the best. We saw a coyote hunting, elks by the pond, vultures eating a skunk, couple of deers and many different wild flowers. The walk had a couple inclined hills which raises your heart rate but we saw many families with many kids doing the full hike. Such a unique trail because you have the Pacific Ocean to the left and Tomales Bay to the right. One of Gods many wonders!