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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.

The trail was nice. Not too much erosion. It only gets steep when climbing down to the falls. Make sure you ask around for the directions to the shortcut to the falls. Its a small entrance in some bushes.

hiking
2 days ago

No even close to lightly trafficked on a weekend! Tons of people, not recommended if you are looking for a more peaceful hike.

Gorgeous, well maintained trail with lots of shade. I'm not sure why it's rated moderate other than it's a long hike for anyone who is not accustomed to walking miles at a time. It does have elevation changes, but they are gradual. We took our five year old with us and she managed it well, but she is accustomed to walking several miles at a time. It was a bit tough for us on the return because we were all tired, but it's not worth doing if you don't go all the way - it's not until the very end that you see the ocean, and sitting on those cliffs listening to the waves crash is worth the price of admission. There are quite a few water features, including some small (very small) waterfalls and a creek, and it is very green. It was a nice reprieve from the heat of Sacramento.

Beautiful hike along the ocean. I saw a lot of elk!! Beautiful hike!

hiking
5 days ago