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.

hiking
6 days ago

Scenery: 2
Views: 3
Difficulty: 2
Crowds: 2
Shade: 1

My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above:
5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park
4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail

5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park
5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park
4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park
4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail

5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak
4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Fantastic trail, easy, amazing views into the Pacific and Drakes Bay, saw sea lions and even spotted whales off the coast.

on Chimney Rock Trail

hiking
18 days ago

Was an easy hike and the views are breathtaking!

Hands down one of the best places to see, super secluded and the views are spectacular. Once you get to sculptured beach you are rewarded with arches, caves, tunnels, lots of birds, whale bones and cool rock formations. My spouse and I did this with our 5 and 8 year old. Tired but we had a blast. It’s so beautiful you will not regret visiting this amazing hidden gem.

hiking
26 days ago

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

hiking
26 days ago

A very hot, though peaceful, hike. No wildlife spotting. Walked around the beach for a bit, since it was low tide — it was okay.

Beautiful dirt trail leading to the coast.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

You can only take this trail slightly past the turnoff for Drake's Head Trail. After that, it's overgrown brush that's 5' tall. I tried to force my way through the trail, but gave up once I had to resort to crawling through the brush. The rest of the trail is stunning!

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.

hiking
2 months 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.

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!

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

mountain biking
2 months ago

There aren’t many views in California more spectacular than Drake’s Head!

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

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike and - at leas on a Friday afternoon - not very crowded. Saw lots of wildlife - Tule elk, deer, seals, quail, etc. Note that at lower tides you can walk all the way down to the point, though it will add about two miles to the hike (one mile each way); well worth it for the views, the seals, the kelp forests, and the almost perfectly circular boulders shaped by the tides.

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!

Loved everything about this trail towards the beach!

hiking
4 months ago

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

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.

Excellent trail. Beautiful lush green scenery the entire distance. Glen Camp provides peace and serenity deep in the woods. Bathrooms and drinkable water are available at the campground. Highly recommended for a head clearing reconnection with the outdoors.

Very enjoyable walk. Nice mix if Sun and shade. Plenty of parking in the main parking area, even on Memorial Day. A lot of hikes to choose from in this area, so there should be something for everyone. Of course picking one that has a goal of getting you to the shoreline such as this is definitely a nice goal to set!

Relatively flat trail that is largely in the shade and follows a creek for most of the way. Eventually opens up at the ocean to great views of the cliffs along the coast and rocks in the water. Headed out during Memorial Day weekend and was hiking by 8:30. Hardly anyone on the trail until we made our way back towards the trailhead and the trail was filled with people. Best to arrive early.

My love of the water makes this one of my favorite hike. About 7 mile hike from Limantour parking to Sculptured Beach via Coast trail, (I forgot to turn my recording till about half way) Really easy hike, great views, couple of wood bridge, Coast campgroud at (38°01'04.6"N 122°51'17.3"W) if you want to spend the night or two, just make a reservation. Also very important not to miss the turn to Sculptured Beach at around (38°00'40.2"N 122°50'33.9"W). Enjoy!

5 months ago

beautiful and totally doable in half a day!

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.

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!

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