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8 hours ago

Great hike along the ridge overlooking wood groves. Option to continue to Muir beach at the end, easy parking on panoramic highway

Majestic views, frog concert and sunset upon returning to the trailhead. First part is all up last part you get to cool down and be in the shade if you are hiking later afternoon. Spotted 2 coyotes at 30 feet.

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This was a good trail with a stroller. The kids (5 and 3 years old) had a lot of fun finding beautiful pebbles in a streamlet near the ocean. They are excited to go back!

trail running
19 days ago

One of the funniest trails I have explored thus far. Plenty of Tule Elk as advertised and a plethora of wildlife to see!

25 days ago

Beautiful hike! It delivered the marvelous views as advertised.. On a clear blue day the colors were unbelievable and the rich variety of vegetation and wildlife were glorious. We saw elk, bobcat, jackrabbit, and lots of birds. Wild strawberries in bloom, California poppies, irises, and other wildflowers. The trail was pretty packed- Presidents Day, and the wind was wicked strong and cold. Definitely needed a lot of layers. Really wished I had a hat or hood.

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27 days ago

Great hike! Lots of Elk!

There were many elk along the the trial. Amazing coastal views

It’s a keeper, just hard enough to be a workout, beautiful vineyards nearly untouched by fire

Enjoyed this hike and great with the pup!

1 month ago

Super easy. Good spot for picnic or big group of friends. Gorgeous little beach at the end. Parking is easy even on the weekend.

1 month ago

amazing hike!

Amazing views, open trails - great for dogs.

1 month ago

While this trail is one of the more popular and busy trails in the park it really is a great one to try if you want to really experience what Point Reyes has to offer all in one place. The hike begins at an old farm house and after about a quarter mile later you are overlooking beautiful vistas of the sea cliffs. You'll encounter many different types of wild life on the hike as there are roaming elk packs and many different types of birds flying around. The hike is pretty easy/moderate as the 1200 ft elevation gain is spread out over a couple rolling hills along the 9.5 mile in and out trail. The trail is well defined and easy to follow but suffers a lot of erosion in places and at certain points becomes sandy. this hike is usually windy and there is almost no tree cover for shade.

We loved this hike and got so many opportunities to see elk, hawks (and various other birds), and other little critters. Definitely bring sunscreen and/or a hat as the trail overs very little coverage. I rated this trail a 4 because although the views were stunning, the out-and-back nature of this hike made the terrain a little boring and the uphill terrain made it difficult to really enjoy the views at every moment. I wouldn’t consider the terrain difficult by any means, but the length of the trail may make this one a bit more difficult for those looking for quick weekend adventure. The great thing about out-and-backs though is that you can always cut the hike to your desired length!

Awesome hike and beautiful views! The dogs loved it.

The weather was perfect and beautiful view all the way. Most of hiking were flat walking but we had some up the hill. It totally worth it the effort.

Fantastic trail with incredible views!

Great hike with nothing but scenic views. There is not a lot of shade along the trail, and make sure to bring water.

Great Hike. Dog friendly. Some hills but not to steep. Beautiful views of SF. Bring water.

Awesome hike ... marsh land, beach trek, hills with views of the ocean and forest. Back side of trail culminates with a half mile walk along the road/parking lot.

Great trail with amazing views. Moderate difficulty, but very doable

This is a beautiful hike. Plenty of parking down by the beach. The beginning of the trail has labels for leashed dogs but once you clear crowds and get on the fire road many people had dogs off leash. I started hiking in the afternoon and return to the trailhead around the time for sunset. Very serene to watch the sunset on the cliffs overlooking the water and hearing the waves below. The trail was not that crowded. The elevation change if you do the entire loop is a nice little workout. Once the sun was down I even heard tons of frogs in the field beside the parking lot. If you do the full loop and have dogs off leash make sure to put them back on leash when you get to the lagoon area. The cars surprised me around the corner as the road was right there but doggies were safe.

We started the loop at the end of the parking lot. Views of the ocean then Bolinas. As we rose, a bit steep and a good workout, we finally saw Tennessee Valley then Mt Tam, mill valley opened up below us. We could see Sonoma and Napa and then rounded the turn, so Sausalito was spread below. The East bay, The bay bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Mt Diablo and SF came into view. Fabulous views, steep hikes and easy courses. You can turn down and make it shorter or extend the hike easily. Dogs are not allowed on the extended part. Enjoy!

1 month ago

Amazing views of wildlife and protected vast open land surrounded by cliffs and rolling hills. Did this on a sunny day, so no complaints. Highly recommended.

1 month ago

Note: As of 2018-01-20, the road, parking, restroom, and trail are all open and accessible, despite the government shutdown.

trail running
2 months ago

Well definitely full of elk, if you have never seen one I can guarantee you will see a ton. The actual hike was ok, not a lot to look at or see. It was pretty flat and was over an open plain. I was hoping to see more uniqueness but it is a great flat course that would be better suited for trail runners in my opinion. The best views come right before the point off to the west looking at all the unique rock in the water.

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