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Came in mid-March and it was a great hike. Damp all around and the river and falls were in full force.

Absolutely beautiful! As the previous reviews say, the beginning of the hike is vigorous for roughly 1.5 miles but stunning! I took my dog and she did great, there are a fair amount of stairs so going down was a little harder on her but other than that very dog friendly! We arrived at 7:30am and we're the first hikers out there but by the time we were done 4 hours later the trail/parking area was swamped so head out early and enjoy this beautiful hike by beating the crowd!

8 days ago

Great trail, took a picture of the map located at the trailhead, well marked easy to follow directions, shaded with big trees for majority of the hike. Muddy today but no big deal, still enjoyed this quiet hike.

Great hike, lots of climbing but its worth it. Finding a parking spot is little challenging on busy weekends but not bad!

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Was beautiful just the hardest hike I’ve ever been on yet worth it when you get to the top.

trail running
20 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!

Beautiful hike. Hard work at the beginning, but totally worth it.

26 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.

I would rate this hike "hard". It's about four hours of hiking with a lot of climbing but it's worth the effort.

on Tomales Point Trail

27 days ago

Great hike! Lots of Elk!

Awesome trail and views. Dog friendly off the leash. We did the 4miles one and was espectacular!

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

Excellent trail. Easy parking and safe feeling. Was hoping for a view to the south to see SF on summit, but mostly valley views, arguably more pretty anyways. Shady, so really good for warm days, but can be really cold feeling on colder days (62 today but felt way cooler in woods), so wear many layers if it’s below 65.

Moderate rating is accurate - steepish sections but trails are very easy to follow and well maintained. Did it in about two hours. Lots of horse manure when we went, easy for humans to dodge, no big deal, but may become frustrating if you are navigating your four legged friends who always wanna sniff around it the whole way.

Like all hiking treks, check for ticks at the end. Noticed one heading for open skin after I got into my vehicle, caught him though, no sucking on me sucker!

Loved the hike! The weather was perfect and was glad to have beat the crowd.

Great trail! Tough at the beginning, but the falls are worth it. The lake makes for a nice lunch break.

Did this hike 2 years ago with my wife and her fam. Gunsite is worth it for the view. I’m in decent shape and didn’t really have any trouble with it.

1 month ago

amazing hike!

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.

1 month ago

We only had time to hike 4 miles but the views were so nice.

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!

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.

This trail was beyond fabulous! The first part is waterfall central, you basically ascend very quickly, following the waterfall up a steep incline. After about a mile or so, the trail starts to even out and you reach a fork in the road. One arrow points to Cataract Trail, the other to High Marsh Trail. If you want a nice spot to sit and eat lunch by the river, and if you want to use the bathroom before the rest of the long hike, go toward Cataract Trail. There is a porter potty at the trail head, also.

If you choose to snack at the picnic area, you can backtrack and follow High Marsh Trail at the fork, which takes you out of the forest and onto an open stretch where you can see a gorgeous view from the side of the mountain. And then it’s into the forest again!

We saw so many different types of fungi- they were so diverse! We also saw small orchids, and bulb plants about to bloom. I’d like to go back and see what types they turn out to be! After switching to Kent Trail, we descended and found ourselves overlooking Alpine Lake, and we met a yellow-bellied salamander close by. We crossed creeks and walked past a Marsh, as well.

All in all, the Trail was beautiful and (except for the initial waterfall part) quiet. There were times it seemed like I was the only person in the forest.

1 month ago

great trail easy to follow!

Difficult hike but well worth it!! I ended up exhausteddddd afterwards! We spent about 2 hours at the peak enjoying the views, far and wide!!

Great hike with many rewarding views!!

Steeper than we thought, beautiful area. Good parking.

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.

Good hike. Great for family time and adventure.

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