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.
Enjoyed all 11.3 miles today (3.23.2017). I highly recommend wearing long pants as the trail has plenty of poison oak & nettles - they bite. Gorgeous scenery and trails full of intrigue and adventure. Highly recommend it. Perfect time of the year.
The hike was nice and not too hard. The view on top (or lack there of) was very anticlimactic and thus disappointing.
Pt Reyes is not dog friendly as generally no dogs are allowed except for a couple beach trails and the parking lot. Be sure to check the website before bringing your pawed pals!