Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

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.

amazing hike, start early to avoid the crowds

Great hike when you want something short and simple but with stellar views. I wasn’t aware that I would get to see elephant seals so that was a nice surprise!

Very scenic, views ranging from rain forest, to Northern forests. Also pretty easy, great to do it early in the morning. We saw deer as we got there early.

nice spot to head to the coast. I'd love to camp here!

perfect length for a morning hike. We took the coast trail way, and at the beach went down to the water to hike that
.5 Mile portion with the rich sound of waves. brought our lunch to eat at the camp picnic table, and use the outhouse conveniently located before the last 2 miles back up fire trail to Laguna trail parking lot.

It’s really nice hike with all combine. Bear valley trail is almost flat with no elevation gain along with stream and forest. Arch rock is already collapsed, so avoid it. Sky trail has smoothly elevation gain with good view of pacific.

Stayed at Coastal Camp for the first night then went on to Wildcat Camp for night 2! Also along Coast Trail! Awesome 3 days .

Beautiful green trail with lots of shade. It's fairly flat and the elevation gain isn't very noticeable. There are many side trails and options for loops, etc. Last trip was a 17 mile hike out to the coastal trail and up to sculpture beach and back. I will be back for many more hikes to come!

Nice trail with a walk-in campground two miles from the parking lot. That’s close enough to pack in all the eats and drinks, set up camp, consume all the heavy stuff (beer, bbq, etc.), then be back to a normal load by morning, ready to hike on.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a wonderful short, easy hike. Amazing views and even elephant seals that you can see below on the beach from the cliffs. Highly recommend.

One of my favorite trails! Definitely stop by Alamere Falls on the way out. There is an arrow made of rocks on the trail that point in the direction of the Falls.

Well marked with lots of ocean views. Moderate traffic later in the day. Beach is easily accessible from Wildcat camp as are the falls

backpacking
3 months ago

I love Point Reyes been backpacking it since the late 60's, the food storgae boxes will not keep out rats or mice store your food in a bear canister or Rat Sack inside the food storage boxes ..... trust me on this.

Beautiful countryside... I agree - should not be classified as hard. It is 11 miles, but its rolling hills. The arch is no longer there, as I believe it collapsed during the historic winter of 2016-2017. Still well worth it. Completed this today with my three young boys and their grandfather!

Really beautiful and not much crowd

Gorgeous hike, but it appears the trail to see Arch Rock is shut down. It was piled high with sticks and brush to close off the trail.

NOT HARD. A beautiful hike through forest and ridge tops with stunning views of the ocean, but not difficult by any stretch. It is a long hike but we found it to be moderate at best.

hiking
5 months ago

There isn’t a lot of trees it was actually pretty bland for most of the hike but the end result was beautiful! We ended with the Drakes Head trail it was a beautiful scenery of the ocean! We saw quite a bit of wildlife too! I would try the sunset beach trail as the ending if I did it again!

Awesome trail I did with a complete stranger...

on Sunset Beach Trail

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Easy 1.9 out and back. Views of Drakes Bay to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. On a clear day, you can see the Farallon Islands 20 miles off the coast, and commercial ships approaching San Francisco Bay.

Awesome trail for Trail Running. Coast Trail trailhead is right off Limantour Road and if you're an endurance athlete the Coast Trail literally covers almost the entire Drakes Bay portion of Point Reyes National Seashore. You could take it as far south as the Alamere Falls trailhead at the southern part of the peninsula. Soft dirt trails, awesome wood bridges and creeks, absolutely stunning coastline, amazing wildlife viewing, private secluded beaches! Truly one of the best trails in California. I ran it from beginning to Arch Rock (which sadly collapsed) and then back again for a 16 mile run.

This trail was everything we wanted!! It had lush forest, waterfalls, beaches, hills, and veiws that's can not be captured in one picture. We will definitely be back to do other the other trails.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Went for a bike ride on this path last week. I had already made the hike on foot to Drakes Beach in previous weeks, so I decided to take my bike this time out and continue on the path to the right, towards Sunset Beach. It was not disappointing. Arrived at low tide, parked my bike and walked along the beach. Plenty of wild life to observe and beautiful scenery.

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, layers, and water. Get there early for the solitude.

The trail had a lot of shade which was nice because it was about 80 degrees. The trail was well maintained.

hiking
7 months ago

It was so foggy that we did not even finish the hike. Would be great on a sunny day. Saw a weasel on the trail!

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.

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