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on Tomales Point Trail

hiking
14 hours ago

Windy but beautiful. Saw a herd of elks before the sunset. Stunning views. Easy hike except the wind.

Great hike! 3hours at a higher elevation. We went the day after heavy rainfall so it was muddy at the start. the waterfalls were gorgeous!

The waterfalls were beautiful and the moderate hike was perfect for a group. The signage made it easy to follow and would highly recommend.

Great trail, although the mud made it a bit challenging (my own fault for going the day after a big storm). Waterfalls were gorgeous as were the views. I went up on Davis and down on Dipsea - when I come back to do it again I’ll go in the opposite direction.

Conditions were great on the trail despite all the rain in the past few days.. just a little muddy at parts. On the way there was a part of the road that was flooded but it wasn't so high. The rain made the Steep Ravine part amazing, because it was gushing with water. My favorite part was the open view of the ocean and San Francisco city, as soon as you get out of the red woods on the Matt Davis trail going down. We took our time, made a few stops and were walking at an easy pace and it took us 3.5 hrs.

We waited about 9 months to do this hike in in the Winter after a week of rain. This was a great decision as everything was bright green and the falls and stream were flowing. The trail was a little muddy, but nothing a good pair of boots can’t handle, We did the loop clockwise and this past of the trail was pretty rigorous. We’ll be back after the next big rain!

This is so awesome. Creeks, water falls, ferns hillside pastures, views. Just awesome

Hiked counterclockwise in order to climb the only decent hill on the trail. For a 9 mile hike, it's a good workout. A little muddy today.

Love this trail, we have done it a couple of times. Last visit 1/9/19 a day or two after rain. Small waterfalls were running. it was foggy and overcast, providing a somewhat mystical experience. Trail was not invasively muddy despite the rains. We used this trail and others in the area last winter to train for our March 2018 Machu Picchu trek.

Nice stroll with good view of the bay area

Really enjoyed hiking up the stairs under these huge trees and around the streams. Quite scenic. Was a great day!

Well-maintained trail and good workout. We went opposite direction, so one steep uphill part. Nice mix of wooded areas with eucalyptus and open areas with pretty views of lake. First couple miles were on paved path and very crowded, then saw almost no one the rest of the way. Took us a little over 3 hours to hike it.

Perfect hike! There were several waterfalls that were more impressive than i imagined! Defidently worth checking out after a few rainy days this time a year

Chasing waterfalls! Great views, awesome sounds and some wet feet! Aside from it being very busy, it is a must hike!

trail running
3 days ago

I tracked the run with Strava and it had me at 6.3 miles with 1746 feet of elevation gain. Not sure if the Strava App got confused or the All Trails app is wrong. Signs say it’s 3.4 to the top from the trail head.

I got it done in 73 minutes, and I’m not very fast. It’s mainly mellow switch backs all the way up, with a couple little flats in between.

There’s Two cool little bridges going over a creek that was very active due to recent rains. Awesome views between the trees that only get better as you go. Obviously the views are spectacular at the top. Some of those awesome rock stacker people have been playing there as well. Keep an eye out for their work.

Don’t be intimidated by this run. You got this!

More like 16 miles.

The last two miles are very steep.

Lots of good and diverse views

Great trail, went up Davies and back down on the ravine. A little muddy but not bad or dangerous. This is one trail I take all visitors on.

lovely!

One of my favorite trail at Mt Tamalpais State Park.

Great Hike. Saw two coyotes, elk and deer. Bathrooms were closed when I went due to the government shutdown. Hardly any trees on this hike but amazing views.

hiking
10 days ago

Did this on Jan 12, 2019. Beautiful views of ocean and also wildlife— lots of elk quite close by along the trail, and lots of birding opportunities. Incline is not too bad as well. Got to tomales point trailhead parking lot around 10:45 and the small parking lot was full but there’s grass area right next to it that is used as overflow. By the time we left (around 3:45), there were double the amount of cars.

Loved seeing the elk and pretty flat - my 9 year old was able to complete the hike!

Nice hike for those who want lots of wildlife and ocean scenery. Started before sunrise and by the time I was back the lot was very full. Recommend getting there early.

Complaints of the trail not being maintained are exaggerated. I’ve hiked these trails for decades and they are fine. You’re in the outdoors, expect some overhanging plants. Once you are on the ridge, you are on an old dirt road with tons of ups and downs, very much like a fire road trail. The ridge isn’t especially pretty, but incredible views and you can watch planes take off from SFO. No dogs or bikes, that’s a good thing.

Delightful winter walk with fine views (and sounds) of the falls and the countryside (and Clayton) to the north. There was some mud in mid January but nothing we couldn't navigate. The hike is a mix of fire roads and single track. There are some steep slippery parts of the actual waterfall section of the trail so we recommend a hiking pole. Nonetheless, we did 8 miles in 4.5 hours with plenty of ooh-ahh stops so thought the trail was moderate for us.
We started at the Mitchell Canyon Nature Center and went counterclockwise (see https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/diablo-waterfall-jaunt) . This entry has a fee and the hike to the falls is longer than Regency Gate (our loop was just under 8 miles), but you get better parking, bathrooms, nature center, boot cleaning station and the satisfaction of supporting your state parks.

Great hike, amazing views. Less traveled than many routes on Diablo. We had wind gusts up to 60 mph, which is unusual, but made it more adventurous. Would strongly recommend for someone who wants a decent workout in a relatively short hike.

It’s not a traditional hike, but it’s still a must-do. Be careful about not missing the parking lot. Take a look at the map and use common sense rather than blindly following the driving directions through the app. I enjoyed this trial because of the elevation gain. You start huffing a puffing! I’d love to try camping down there.

Part of this trial is a more popular because it intersects with Battery, the photo location everyone takes the quintessential Golden Gate Bridge photo at. Walking to this lookout spot after Kirby Cove is a must! Don’t worry, you won’t miss it.

Great hike. It is neat to see the Elk herds. Worth the trip.

This remains one of my favorite hikes in the Bay Area. I usually start at Pantoll Ranger Station, but on my most recent trip, I started at Stinson Beach and completed this in the opposite direction suggested: up Matt Davis and down Steep Ravine and Dipsea. The trail is a "best of" of hikes in the Bay Area in that you get a bit of everything: grassy fields with expansive views; redwoods; small streams amid forests of canyon oaks and eucalyptus; and, of course, Stinson Beach itself.

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