Explore the most popular camping trails in Point Reyes National Seashore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was sooo hard! (Hiking that many miles) we thought out endurance level was great. But this trail proved us wrong. Haha. Would I do it again? No. Only if my endurance level is higher(; but the wild life on the trail was amazing. And the views were breath taking(:

Beautiful dirt trail leading to the coast.

Was recommended to this by a co worker. It was a nice scenic drive, however, when you start getting close to the lighthouse the roads aren’t great. Not terrible, but not great. Lighthouse was going through remodeling so we were only able to see from atop. Great to go and see it once, but probably won’t venture out there again. Very overcast.

Almost all flat terrain and mostly shaded. I would consider this an easy nature stroll and with the exception of the distance, it is great for all ages. Beautiful trees, ferns, and other plants everywhere! We went on Labor Day and started at 3 pm- there were many people returning from their hike but not many people starting it at that time.

Great hill, challenging climb. Really nothing to see from the top but trees and a little fog.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Left at 8:00 and got back to car around 5:30. Pay attention to trail signs, we missed the turn at Baldy so had to change hike a bit. Footing is good. Saw lots of quail. Diversity of hike was amazing from a forest to the beach.

Took the trail on a Saturday, it was a fairly busy, nice uphill climb, not too difficult.
I took the meadow trail back down, it was a easy loop even a non hiker could probably handle it.

backpacking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike from misty, mossy woods to the ocean, and I would recommend doing it CLOCKWISE as we did, rather than counterclockwise as is listed here. The Sky and Coastal trails were beautiful but the Woodland trail in between was poorly maintained and would have been really awful to do uphill rather than downhill as we did. Covering your legs is a must, particularly for the Woodland trail part of the hike. Accidentally took the Coastal trail back so was unable to see the Muddy Hollow trail.

This was a great trail! Alot of great views. We did a camp at sky camp and hiked down this way. Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail as mapped is mostly on a road that a lot of horse riders also ride on. Though the area in general seems to have a lot of different trails to connect to and branch off of the road. We were there in August and passed about 8 horse riders on the trail throughout the day - aka we had to sidestep a good amount of manure.

The beach and higher views towards the end are more beautiful than the beginning. Overall it served as a good training trail.

Easy. Classic. Lots of wildlife.

This trail has it all: a beautiful beach, mountain views (elevation gain) and plenty of wildlife. An excellent workout with perfect temperatures. Just be aware of poison oak in different parts of the many trails that comprise it (wear long pants).

Rewarding hike with beautiful coastal vistas and the beauty of Alamere Falls waiting for you at the end. Trails are well maintained and well marked with a nice mix of shade and sun. Make sure to grab a trail map and follow it carefully. We got distracted and missed a turn that added an extra mile and a half and a strenuous climb on the Coast Trail to an already long hike. Beautiful coastal views on that little side trip though. Alamere Falls was enjoyable, if not a little crowded. Felt a bit like Disneyland with the line of tourists taking selfies there. Restrooms and water available at Wildcat Camp. Great hike !

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views! We actually took the Coast Trail onto a beach that had a few caves. We hung out in a cave while watching the waves, whales, and seals. Beautiful hike the entire way to the beach. Definitely worth it. And definitely going again. Was an amazing date location!

Fab uphill hike - great bang for buck, both for workout and views

Beautiful hike! Done this twice now. Just take lotsa water in summer

This trail is one of my favorites not to much hills, nice smooth stroller accessible all the way to Kelham beach To access the beach stay to the right when you meet the coast trail and go down when you get to the giant tree. you can't miss it.
Bring extra water. it's long but not too difficult.
Have fun

On a Thursday morning not many people after the cutoff at the bike rack. It was easy to navigate down to the beach and the falls if you keep following the signs to the wildcat campground, but hiking back out you can take the wrong trail if not careful .(I did) but well worth the extra few miles than taking the bear valley trail all the way to the ocean.
Definitely too difficult and rough for a stroller lots of ups and down the whole way.

hiking
3 months ago

The Sky trail is beautiful but very overgrown with poison oak in many places so be cautious and wear long pants. If you want to hike down to the beach from Sky Camp but avoid poison oak, I'd recommend using the Fire Lane Trail. It's a little less scenic but less overgrown so you can avoid the poison oak.

Great hike for novice hikers or people who want to get outdoors as the terrain is relatively flat.

I did a variation of this hike and made it a loop at the end by taking the coastal trail to the glen trail back to the center of bear valley trail. Gorgeous views and some points on the trail were quite picturesque, I recall an opening on the coastal trail towards the glen trail between thick overgrown sections that was beautiful. It had a small tree offering just enough shade for a break but surrounded by perfectly yellow tall dry grass. Recommend pants for these overgrown areas if you take the loop I'm describing. I wore shorts and regret it, no clear poison oak rashes yet but who knows. Enjoy!

Wear pants and long sleeves because you’ll walk through tall grass for an hour. Beautiful trail with wildflowers.

Loved everything about this trail towards the beach!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike, especially if you add on a stop at Sculptured Beach as some other reviewers have recommended. A few suggestions if you go on this hike: the trail is overgrown in many places with a lot of poison oak in the area, so I would highly recommend wearing pants; the Fire Lane Trail is quite exposed, so it is worth doing that portion of the hike in a cooler part of the day if it is warm/sunny (as it was when we hiked it).

backpacking
4 months ago

Was difficult as a beginning backpacker but awesome ocean views. Hiked to Wildcat camp. Would be a very nice day hike. Trail was crowded during the mid day with other people going to the falls. Elevation change was tough at times with a pack. Very buggy, got eaten up by bugs on the trail.

Very nice hike but very crowded. We went back hiking on the beach to the fall. The climb back to the trail at the fall is a little be tricky.

Nice trail to take to Wildcat Camp.

This hike is basically a steady hike up and down a fire road, and mostly tree protected. It is a little boring as far as the terrain and scenery. Extend the hike by turning left at the beach and walking a mile to Alamere falls.

Beautiful trail with a variety of views. Hiked this in early May at 10 am and saw very few people until our last couple miles. Sculptured Beach was a stunning side trip - succulents, flowers, shells and white sand. I’d avoid Bear Valley trail if I did it again - more like an access road as it’s wide, flat and filled with more people.

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