hiking

birding

walking

views

nature trips

trail running

wild flowers

wildlife

beach

no dogs

forest

kid friendly

camping

mountain biking

backpacking

horseback riding

lake

river

waterfall

Point Reyes is a few miles north of San Francisco and offers a number of great hiking options. There are short hikes to the beach from several entrances, as well as longer backpacking options. There are many campsites near the beaches with water and facilities. The lighthouse on the point is also a major tourist attraction, as are the wildflowers in the spring.

hiking
13 hours ago

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.

The trail is great in the evening when all the people have gone. The hike to the falls was really uncomfortable due to how heavily trafficked it was, but the hike back was amazing and really lightly trafficked after about 5pm. As far as the views go though, it was absolutely stunning. I've never been anywhere like it! I suggest not bringing kids if you're going to go all the way down to the bottom of the falls. I saw a few adults struggling to get down, I can't imagine how hard it would be do do with small children. Definitely a unique trail, and I highly recommend it!

Great trail and lots to do! Make sure to bring a towel and swim suit!

Beautiful ocean views. Saw a lot of wildlife.

hiking
4 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike among coast to a stunning end point. Lots of elk! Mostly flat with a few rolling slopes- tougher at the end with sand but not for long. Push on even if it's foggy at the beginning- for us it was pretty clear on the Point although the earlier parts of the trail remained engulfed in fog.

A beautiful walk straight down the beach to the end of the peninsula.

It's worth the drive. We went early , it was just the right time when we came in . By the time we left at around 11-11:30ish parking was so full other visitors are park on 2 side of the road that can add another mile of hike.