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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.

Visited in June. A spur of the moment decision when we were driving by and it was very busy. Almost didn't find a spot to park near the start of the walk to the lighthouse. Easy paved trail to the top of the stairs but a lot of narrow stairs to take to get down to the actual light. You have to at least walk to the top where the visitors center is because you can't see the lighthouse just driving by. The stairs were only difficult due to the amount of people going up and down and the wind which was blowing like crazy! However, the view was beautiful and I loved learning the history of the lighthouse and it's keepers.

Well definitely full of elk, if you have never seen one I can guarantee you will see a ton. The actual hike was ok, not a lot to look at or see. It was pretty flat and was over an open plain. I was hoping to see more uniqueness but it is a great flat course that would be better suited for trail runners in my opinion. The best views come right before the point off to the west looking at all the unique rock in the water.

beautiful views at the end of the trail!!! be prepared for some rock climbing though.. not for beginners.

Of course this is a wonderful iconic hike . Today’s weather wasn’t the most pleasurable but there were many hawks and tule elk. Wish I had know how
It was near the end as had to
sandy it was at the end as

Foggy until about noon. TONS of elk! Fairly easy hike, although the sandy part was a little challenging. My gaiters Kept my shoes sand-free. Beautiful hike. I will be back!

Very windy and cold!

hiking
7 days ago

Very quick hike with a fault line where a big earthquake occurred.

hiking
7 days 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.

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice hike that is flat. You get cliff beaches and elk almost the whole way. Not much shade so bring a hat (I think there is one tree). Very doable with a 10 month old on my back.

Amazing place, you feel like your are at the end of the world. Was the most crowded place I went to in Pt. Reyes but still not too bad at all. The trail is paved and easy to the stairs. There are 308 stairs down to the lighthouse but it wasn't as bad as it seems. Got to see some grey whales on their migration from Alaska to Mexico!!

Awesome beach and wasn't crowded at all. You can have fires on the beach here as long as you fill out a permit at the visitor center. Great place to relax and play in the water a bit if you don't mind chilly water.

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8 days ago

Great little easy hike right by the visitors center. Decided to do it to get a bit of a stretch after driving from Reno before going on to explore more of Pt. Reyes. Has some nice interpretive signs and feels quite deep in the woods for being so close to the visitor center. It was a great short hike that my 2 year old son easily did all by himself.

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

Great wildlife during, great cliff views at the end. Can get a bit foggy in the middle but worth it to keep on trucking

Perfect day hike. Pretty lush views the whole way then gorgeous waterfalls in full force. Definitely wear your hiking boots, as there are a lot of steep parts with loose footing

We hike this trail as a part of a loop. We started at the parking lot on Mt Vision Road. We followed the Inverness Ridge, turned right onto Bucklin, then turned left onto Muddy Hollow Road, Estero and down to the Limantour Spit. We returned on the Bayview, Drakes View and the Inverness Ridge. Total distance 14 miles with elevation gain of 1,864 ft. Moving time was about 5 hours with average speed of 2.9 mph. Going down was easy but going back was challenging. Overall it was a fun hike with great views.

13 days ago

Great for trail running

Path is wide, but slightly deceiving as path narrows (single file) when u go to falls. There are no signs and passed it. someone made an arrow pointing to falls made of rocks. Well worth the trip yesterday....will do again.

hiking
15 days ago

I stayed at Sky Campground (finally!) book in advance if you plan to stay on a weekend. I was pretty lazy on this camping trip and just did the sky trail.
It was beautiful. Variety of trees and heavy with dangling moss. It was very special, if only it had rained.
I have a bad knee, so it was a little steep on the way back, but I just took my time and enjoyed the view.

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