My favorite place to go

Nice easy hike with great views of the coast. Parked at the Laguna trailhead which is right near the Hostel. The Laguna trail portion of this loop was very nice. Once you get to the coastal trail portion you can very easily make your way down to the beach. Highly recommend doing that. The last half of the Coastal trail isn’t anything exciting. That’s really the main reason it’s 3/5 stars. Would recommend for a nice day trip. Approx time without stopping at the beach 2 hours.

Loved the trail great views n not crowded

Great short hike with fantastic views! The whole area is stunning but get there early if you want to park near the trailhead. Only busses allowed after about 8am. Bring a windbreaker and beanie!

Pretty easy after initial ascent. Can stop at the beach midway. Not the most scenic trail otherwise but you do get ocean views in the first half . Good walk for a Sunday afternoon in good weather .

My opinion there isn’t a trail in point Reyes that’s anything less than 5*. The entire area is gorgeous. Has waterfalls, campsites and trails along the coast. This particular area starting from Laguna parking lot can link you into the light house trail and also down to sculpture beach within 2 miles, which is just an amazing place to walk and relax at. From sculpture beach you can link into more coastal trails and head over to Alamere falls but that’s a long walk back to Laguna. Either way this a good starting point if you want to see the light house and then hang out on the beach for the day with a short walk. Recommend starting at 8am so you can catch all the sea life close to shore. We saw whales for at least 2 hours. It was a low tide day!

Great hike. Use only the coast trail if you don’t want hills

hiking
over grown
washed out
4 months ago

Lots of cattle, never really sure we were on the trail in the first place. Too many other great trails to spend much time here. We did get lots of cute pictures with mama’s and their babies. Cows, that is.

I recommend getting up to the Coastal Trail at the first low spot where you can get up there. Then at the campground area go back down to the beach. It's such a treat to see the rocky area with all its nooks and crannies filled with water and tide pool life. Since this is a beach that you can only walk on at low tide, may as well enjoy low tide and all its beauty. I took the Coast Trail all the way there, but I found the trail to be not as much fun as the shoreline once you get to the rocky area. I walked the beach all the way back. To cut out some of the tediousness of the sandy only beach walk part I would do the above mentioned Coast Trail section. Best of both worlds. Definitely do this trail at a minus low tide.

beautiful hike when you get there closer to late afternoon. thank goodness we didmt stay at sunset beach fir the sunset, we got back to the bridge at sunset and my hands were going numb. definitely recommend bringing wind gear as well cold accessories (gloves, hate, etc). Great over all hike though! saw some elk intermingling with the local cows on the way out

Great trail! It’s light traffic with amazing views. It wasn’t too difficult at all. Plus, it did help that we went on a clear sky day.

Easy trail. Great views. No boots needed, but a windbreaker is a must.

hiking
muddy
no shade
5 months ago

Drive to parking lot is beautiful, road a bit bumpy in areas. Trail is easy but muddy at points, specially after rain. Shuttle Bus service from Drakes Beach will be in operation during weekends and holidays through end of March or mid-April 2020 (this includes Point Reyes Lighthouse Trail as well).

mountain biking
5 months ago

Early sections are excellent but the stretch to Drakes Head is bumpy cow trails. The view makes up for it.

Wanted an easy trail with great views and that’s what I got! Went down on the side trails and got even better views. Side trails are wide enough but I would keep a good distance from the cliffs, definitely easy to loose your stepping. The drive in I saw some deers super close to the road. On the drive back I saw a coyote walk right past my car and also some elk in the distance. Great hike, checked out the beach after and it was awesome too.

Easy mostly flat trail with nice beach views

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

Hard uphill, but well worth for the down hill. Just be care full with the ruts and loose gravel especially on the downhill towards Wildcat Camp, god knows I felt the ground. ( Dry Early September condition)

Parking spots are limited, but plenty of parking on the sidewalk of the road. With the exception of the walk on the beach, the hike is simple. You’ll get plenty of beach views, wild life and, at the right time...hopefully a whale siting. It was our intent for our hike to end at SCULPTED BEACH, which it did, but it’s really hard to miss the turnoff. It’s marked, but only if you look to your right. I would says it’s about 1/2 mile after you cross the bridge on your right. Look for the sign. It’s off trail. The trail is well maintained with shades in parts.

the start of this hike on laguna trail is beautiful. once you arrive at the ocean, you walk along it about a mile. then you return via a gravel vehicle road. that last section was lame. might consider turning around and returning via laguna instead.

Trail was easy to follow and is well maintained. Note that there is one restroom only, on the campsite right before reaching the beach.

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

The “trailhead” is just a little walkway next to a cattle gate with a “no dogs” sign as the only indication you might be going the right way. As soon as we walked through it we realized we had 100 or so cows staring at us, and the trail was nothing more than some faded tire tracks. We think? A cow starting mooing and skipping toward us and while I’m generally not afraid of cows, I didn’t want to chance it with our 7 year old in tow, so we turned around. We were also the only humans around. It’s nice to find a less-travelled path, but we felt we were going somewhere we shouldn’t.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Partner and I enjoyed this trail with our kids (4,6). I did not realize it would be an hour and a half drive from Tiburon to get there bit we were lucky to encounter minimal traffic on Saturday at 10 am. (August). The last 20 miles was all fog driving in and we were afraid we would get all fog on the trail itself. Not at all true. A bit foggy but still great visibility. Since there is no shade it was great that the temps were in the mid 60s, slightly overcast. Trail mostly flat with a slight ascent on the way there. Gorgeous views, deer, seals, cows and horses on the way there, butterflies and ladybugs. The path itself is a bit narrow and not even, but not a big deal. I read this area does get busy with traffic so just have water and snacks in the car and a full tank of gas - the basics. So well worth the time. ❤️

Only a small part of the trail is bike friendly

Lots of sun exposure. Started on beach and scrambled up short ravine to coast rail. Signage not ideal.

great overnight trip to coast camp with my 8 y/o daughter. perfect distance for her and was a great trip with the beach so close. easy to follow trail and an option to bike there if you just do the curved part of the trail.

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