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Best trails in Point Reyes National Seashore

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Looking for a great trail in Point Reyes National Seashore, California? AllTrails has 73 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 43 moderate trails in Point Reyes National Seashore ranging from 1.3 to 18.6 miles and from 36 to 1,473 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Point Reyes is a few miles north of San Francisco and offers a number of great hiking options. There are short hikes to the beach from several entrances, as well as longer backpacking options. There are many campsites near the beaches with water and facilities. The lighthouse on the point is also a major tourist attraction, as are the wildflowers in the spring. Hours: sunrise to midnight Please note that from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the area between Point Reyes Beach and the North Beach parking lot and the mouth of Abbotts Lagoon is closed on weekends and federal holidays to protect teh western snowy plover nests and chicks within this area. All public use is prohibited. Additional restriction on pets at various beaches are in effect between March 1 and September 30.

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Map of trails in Point Reyes National Seashore
Park information
Acreage:
71,028 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Contact
415-464-5100
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Top trails (73)
#1 - Alamere Falls via Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
Please note: As of July 20, 2020, the road to the parking lot is closed by the Park Service for the foreseeable future, making it a 6 hour hike to the falls from the closed gate, access to this trail Show more
#2 - Tomales Point Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
Hike out to Tomales Point with stunning views surrounding you on all sides. An excellent out and back day hike. This open trail offers spectacular views of Tomales Bay, Bodega Bay, and the Pacific OcShow more
#3 - Bear Valley Trail To Coastal Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
Bear Creek trail and Coastal trail combined. The trail is well marked and easily navigated. The trail is heavily used and has many alternative routes. It can be damp and muddy in the winter. Great foShow more
#4 - Laguna Trail and Coast Trail Loop
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Take the Coast trail to the Coast Camp Trail. Enjoy stunning vistas along the way. Beginning in a grassy meadow, this trail climbs to the top of a low ridge. The climb is sometimes a narrow trail, wiShow more
#5 - Muddy Hollow, Coast Trail, Sky Trail, Laguna Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
Muddy Hollow, Coast Trail, Sky Trail, Laguna Trail is a 12.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderaShow more
#6 - Coast Trail to Bass Lake
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
NOTICE: Please note that as of June 2020 Mesa Road may be closed due to construction for major road improvements until July 2020 and access to this trail with motor vehicles is blocked. You can still Show more
#7 - Chimney Rock Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 57 m
Please note that as of June 2020 Sir Drake Francis Blvd may be closed due to construction for major road improvements until July 2020 and access to this trail with motor vehicles is blocked. Walk frShow more
#8 - Coast Trail to Wildcat Camp
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
Please note that as of June 2020 Mesa Road may be closed due to construction for major road improvements until July 2020 and access to this trail with motor vehicles is blocked. A beautiful hike aloShow more
#9 - Mount Wittenberg Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
Hike to the Summit of Mt. Wittenburg (1407'). Start from the Bear Valley Visitor Center, and hike up through the enchanted woods of Point Reyes.Show more
#10 - Sunset Beach Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Please note that from March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of Drakes Estero, Double Point, & the western end of Limantour Spit to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. PleasShow more
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