Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

9 hours ago

Walked this trail yesterday, and it was absolutely breathtaking. Grey weather with heavy fog and predicted showers probably made it less popular, which was great, it was wonderfully uncrowded for the Friday of a holiday weekend. The elk were astonishing, big bands of does and then gatherings of heavily antlered stags out of a mythical-seeming world. Once past the maintained part, you literally wade through chest-high pink/white wild radish and sweet-scented bushes of tall yellow lupine. (Warning: I did take one crawling tick off me at the end of the walk, even though I'd done a tick-check after emerging from the overgrown section on the way back.) Dark blue native iris, lower to ground blue lupine, and other wildflowers were also still out. Well worth it to go all the way out to the end and down a ways toward ocean, staying away from the unstable edges. The full walk with a few quick stops for photos, sandwich, gazing took 4.5 hours at my usual (entirely unexceptional) pace. This would be a great trail for a runner, also.

Amazing! There is some rock climbing in the end but I I managed for a short person.

Excellent hike with a fantastic group of waterfalls at the end. The scramble down to the beach can be a little intimidating for folks new to hiking but if you take it slow and stay low to the ground you’ll be just fine.

6 days ago

We’ve hiked here twice and this is definitely one of the prettiest trails we’ve ever been to! The wild flowers at time of the year are unreal! Highly recommended in any time of the year, but especially spring time!

Got there around 9:30 on a Saturday which was good to avoid major crowds. Wind in the beginning was super strong and cold. Trail started to warm up halfway through, wildflowers are head-high and really overgrown so walking through them was a trip. Views were beautiful and got to see multiple herds of elk.

An easy going trail with slight elevation gains and descents. Plan on hiking 10 miles plus as the trail is marked for 9.4 round trip. Add a few tenths for exploration. It was gusting 20-30 mph on April 30th. Tons of waist to chest height flowers to walk through towards the end of the point. Had a blast taking photos of all the Tule Elk. Will definitely be back when the flowers bloom again. Will be posting photos soon.

Better than any picture or words can describe.

Pretty treacherous hike at the end - on days following heavy rain, be prepared to cross a big stream with knee high water. Water shoes recommended though doable without. You then have to go down a bit of scramble. You'll be rewarded with an amazing waterfall that goes straight to the ocean.

Make sure to use your GPS to find the trailhead 4 miles in, entrance is a bit hidden. Last time somebody had helpfully placed a paper with an arrow pointing to the trailhead but don't expect to be so lucky.

love this combination of trails - challenging, beautiful.

Great trail. Beautiful views. Loved seeing the elk, coyotes and wildflowers along the way. Only downside was that I went on a Saturday morning and there were a lot of people on the trail.

This was a beautiful and relaxing hike. The fall was beautiful. The hike itself was pretty easy, until you get to the fall. Hiking down and up to get to the beach was hard because it was mainly rock climbing. Don’t forget to follow the arrow because it leads you to the fall.

Awesome loop, especially if you op for meadow trail. Has a nice ascend

11 days ago

Me and my wife did this hike on a Monday afternoon, so not crowded at all. GORGEOUS views at first, but ironically enough, a thick fog rolled in later in the evening as we were heading back. There are beautiful wildflowers all along the trail as well as many many elk that seemed to not be fazed by hikers. The trail is very well maintained except for the last mile or so. And make sure to wear long pants or boots. There is quite a bit of loose sand on the trail that filled my tennis almost instantly.

12 days 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

Don’t forget to follow the arrowhead:p

12 days ago

Perfect afternoons weather

Amazing wildlife here - saw about 100 he'll, salamanders, a gopher, a bunch of birds, a seal - wildflowers, beautiful cliffs - wonderful all around

Beautiful hike, lots of flowers and tule elk. VERY busy trail

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

AMAZING! Highly Recommended!

13 days ago

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

Big fan of this hike. I usually start just before sunrise. Beating the influx of hikers ensures you'll see the elk still resting pretty much everywhere along with coyotes, owls and several other animals. Shhhh, don't tell nobody! :)

Amazing hike. Didn’t care that much for the rock climbing

Hike with an awesome surprise at the end. And yes you can go all the way down to the coast.

19 days ago

great little birding trail.

19 days 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.

We hiked in from another trail, and met up with everyone hiking this route at the hidden trail entrance where you must turn off to see the Falls. The Falls are amazing!!

Note that the sign to turn off onto the small path is completely gone. When we found it, a few other kind souls placed some rocks in an arrow formation - who know how long that’ll last.

And - Yes - the rock climb down to the beach to see the BIG fall is treacherous for children or those not in decent physical shape. Totally worth it once you’re there! And if you don’t want to climb down, the first two smaller falls are gorgeous as well.

22 days ago

beautiful and totally doable in half a day!

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