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.
one of my favorite trails in the Bay area. gorgeous wildflowers, nice forest and then ocean views
I really enjoyed this trail. Tons of wildlife, flowers and birds. The terrain and altitude gain isn't difficult but the trail isn't maintained. It's a good idea to know where you are going. I'd recommend wearing long pants and long sleeves shirt. There are a lot of stinging nettles, brambles and poison oak. I expected to see a view point at the end of the trail but it seems to end in a meadow (which is quite nice!). I did see a few spots where one could go off trail and possibly see some great views. All in all, I had a great, muddy hike and was able to take some nice photos.
Got to the trailhead around 10:30AM and it was already getting pretty busy. Took the"shortcut" unmarked trail to the top of the falls and scrambled down, which I found to be a lot of fun but is definitely not for anyone too old or disabled or otherwise unsure of their feet. Maybe check the tides as well before to ensure you can easily walk around the beach. Overall was really pretty but really busy.
Stunning all around. Started around 8:30AM on a Tuesday and had the entire team to ourselves until reaching the bluffs and dawdling with boxed wine for a while. Elk practically on the trail at times, best really before greater activity causes them to move away. No cover pretty much the entire way and quite windy so layer up and bring sunscreen as needed.