Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Sunday late am - early pm. Hiked the loop counter-clockwise. Note short stretch of unpaved road to trailhead. After brief stretch of gravel access road at beginning of hike, the western leg becomes a lovely path through the woods, gently undulating, some shade/some sun. Encountered deer and quail, few people. No shade as you approach the ocean. Toilets at Limantour parking lots. Walked along beach on southern leg then cut up to Coast Trail (look for lone tree at low spot in the dune). Eastern leg of loop is mostly gravel road with one short shady stretch; lovely scenery but more exposed and can be hot. I will probably do out-and-back on Muddy Hollow trail next time. Enjoyed the variety (woods, wetlands, beach) on this easy walk.

hiking
2 days ago

The trail is exactly how described with great views at the end.

Moderate and flat trail ends at a beach and great for a picnic. Beautiful scenery lots of tule elk and wildflowers! This is my favorite trail I’ve ever done!

hiking
15 days ago

We went in August and it was still pretty chilly. Loved the views! Not a lagoon you can bathe in but still worth the views

Awesome little lighthouse and views. Enjoyed this but enjoyed it even more from the water looking up!

I walked this trail on a weekday out to the ocean, it is easy just like all trails said but once you get out to the ocean it’s like you are the only one on the beach, you can go miles and miles north or south with no other people around, only birds and crabs.

had a great day. dog oneash, kids running in the waves. the isopods were spawnong so the anchovies were out eating the eggs. all the pelicans and sea lions were out to eat the anchovies. amazing feaat of life. we also saw a coyotes and a red shoulder hawk just on the road. because of the restrictions on dogs we drove in except for the last bit to the beach where we walked with packs and had a picnic. totally would reccomend.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an old family favorite. Returned six months ago for the first time in about twenty years. The hike/walk is easy and the scenery is beautiful. It’s definitely not a beach for swimming. Driving through and then above the fog on the way back was magical, as were the elk on the hill. We got out of the car and silently watched them for a while before heading home.

Very easy stroll, pretty much level. Once you hit the ocean you have the option of going to the right along an extensive beach or a hill climb to the left. We went to the right and enjoyed a scenic beach nearly devoid of people.

An easy walk down to the beach, a bit tougher getting back to the parking lot. Not so steep that you can't do it by just slowing your pace. Indeed, be wary of the sleeper waves. I got snagged by one, and it was dicey.

hiking
1 month ago

An easy, pleasant hike with an abundance of wildflowers. White-crowned sparrows greet you from the tall grasses and ravens croak overhead. During the right months of spring or winter, you might see multiple grey whales migrating along the coast. Bring some binoculars and take in the views.

Nice, easy hike with a pleasant walk along the beach. At some point you turn left off the beach and get to a gravel road that will take you back. The gravel road is not as nice to hike on so one may consider doing a point and back rather than the full loop. We had pleasant temperatures with nice ocean breezes that kept us cool.

Incredibly beautiful place. There were so many flowers blooming and birds singing. I highly recommend it for an easy hike. Well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

A great family hike, lots of interesting stuff for the kiddoes, the PRNS museum is a real place. Not a brisk hike, but s great place to start your day.

One of the better beach hikes. We arrived at 7:00am. We had the entire beach to our self's. Completely isolated early morning walk. We only hiked 3.5 miles / 1-1/2hrs but still nice as hiking in the sand is a bit slower. Lots of wildlife, birds, two seals watching us from the water, crabs. Dog friendly. We left around 9:30 and went to breakfast at the Station House Cafe near Point Reyes Station. Great morning!

Fun for a quick day hike! Beautiful views for such a short distance!

hiking
3 months ago

So beautiful!! Easy hike, minor uphills for a few sections. Elephant seals we also it in full form!

Good hike, beautiful views of the coastline. Only wish we would have been lucky enough to see whales!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful secluded beach with interesting driftwood. Hiked here from our Point Reyes kayak-in campsite. We saw a lot of the wild elk in the walk to the trail head. My fiance proposed to me here which makes it a little extra special of course. :)

Nice trail to take to Wildcat Camp.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice beach walk. Beautiful wildflowers. Not too windy. The beach just by the trail head was very crowded but thinned out quickly as we walked along.

hiking
4 months ago

nice trail, flowers and berrys blooming lots of quail sat at beach for nice picnic the road getting here is long and in major need of repair very bumpy bathroom is clean

beautiful view very windy and chilly those stairs were a bit hard on me but worth it

walking
4 months ago

Flat easy beautiful. Bobcat on our trail. Don’t do alone.

hiking
4 months ago

great little birding trail.

hiking
4 months ago

easy 1.25 mile walk to this deserted beach. a bit of drift wood to be found as well as a lovely walk to the solitude.

Magical. Beautiful drive to the trailhead from the city and easy and beautiful walk through wetlands, around the large lagoon and to the huge beach expanse. Highly recommend

Beautiful. Went there Saturday afternoon clear and 60° outside. Spent a few hours at the lighthouse property just observing the scenic views. Cannot wait to head back in the near future! Definitely another trip coming.

its just a path to get to the lighthouse but worth doing. done it with little kids w/o trouble. just take it easy on the way back up the 200+ stairs. worth going down. we did it in the month of March and you can see a lot of whales passing by. its just gorgeous!

easy trail. done it with little kids w/o a problem. beautiful views of the cliffs, ocean and of course the elephant seal. i was expecting to see more flowers though.

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