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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
7 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.

Amazing trail. I tried this once about a year ago and didn't make it to the end due to some medical issues of a friend but this time we trekked on all the way to Mooncow Bay point. Amazing views, definitely recommend!

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

The drive to the trailhead is gorgeous. I only completed a portion of the trail because I arrived so late but it was windy, with wildlife all around, and beautiful views of the coast.

Fun hike with friends on New Year day. Gorgeous views, a little crowded but tons of cool graffiti art in the Ana dined buildings and bunkers.

walking
19 days ago

Very disappointed that dogs were only allowed to the left of the parking lot — expected them to be allowed on the mapped trail with leash so this was a waste of a trip.

That said, very beautiful beach.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice flat hike, with beautiful black sand beach access at the end. Also has an alternative route that's more difficult.

hiking
20 days ago

One of my very favorite hikes. Seeing water on both sides is amazing. The Tule Elk are fun to see on the way.

Steep incline worth the views!

Awesome views!

hiking
22 days ago

I’ve got to agree with everyone else: fantastic hike. In addition to the views you’ll see tons of raptors - especially Harriers, Red-Tailed Hawks and Kestrels - as well as Tule Elk, Mule Deer and Coyotes.

Beautiful crisp blue Christmas Day hike. Definitely worth waking up early to avoid the crowds. Majestic elk and magical floating birds. A Sonoma County gem! The views at the point are stunning.

hiking
24 days ago

very windy but awesome views. saw elk, coyotes, vultures. highly recommend but dress warm!

Wide open views of the cliffs and sea. Very steep but worth the payoff. Lots of side paths to meander to vistas.

Great hike! Nice views, solid workout, clearly marked path.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hills and weather, perfect for a Thanksgiving hike.

Beautiful walk ☺️

love this historically significant trail. Learned a lot about Jack London, a prolific writer who became a sustainable farmer and this was his estate.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike on very easy terrain. Too bad I forgot my binoculars because the elks were beautiful and majestic, we also got to see whales in the distance!

hiking
2 months ago

We've driven past this trailhead for years and never stopped to check it out, until 2 weeks ago. Glorious Fall day with clear skies, not very hot, perfect for hiking! Made it almost all the way to Muir Beach before we decided to head back and get lunch in Mill Valley. Saw a garter snake sunning on the trail, always a plus to get some wildlife viewing!

Nice hiking trail, the first half is a bit tough, but gets easier afterworlds. If you're looking to hike in forest between trees, pick another one. This is open high elevation space with nice views overseeing SF, the beach and marin county.

Beautiful Views! The Elk are Spectacular!!

hiking
2 months ago

My first time in Point Reyes. So beautiful! The elk, the wild flowers, the views. At first I was thinking this hike is on the easier side of moderate but the distance definitely makes it a bit more challenging. The distance and fighting through the head-high wild flowers to get to the end.

Done this twice. It's a nice hike.

I suggest going all the way to the top! Totally worth it. Would also suggest going on a clear day (if you can find one, haha), as everyday we've gone it's been super foggy!

backpacking
3 months ago

My friends and I did this hike this week. It was amazing. Got it done in about 2.5 hours (1 way) not pushing it too hard.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike!

We started the hike about 9:30am October 20, 2018. Couldn't ask for better weather. There was a little coastal fog that burned off quickly and no wind.

The first part of the hike is easy and the views of the Pacific Ocean are amazing. Elk can be found throughout the trail. About a mile in, the trail has a good moderate climb.

The real reward is when you reach the point. Because there was no wind, we enjoyed our sandwiches while watching a seal play in the water. We were literally perched on the cliff overlooking the beautiful waves crashing on the shore below.

The return trip was on the same trail, but there were lots of hikers by this time. So glad we left early so we could enjoy some solitude before the crowds. When we returned to the parking lot around 2:00 pm, it was full!

We strolled around the old ranch there looking at the buildings, etc. By the time we returned to our car, about 2:30pm, we noticed that the wind had picked up.

Highly recommend this hike in the morning to avoid crowds and wind!

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