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birding

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backpacking

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lake

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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
1 day ago

I added a detour - I took Bear Valley to Old Pine, down Sky, across the Coast trail, went to Kelham Beach and came back up Woodard Valley. Even though it was overcast, it was absolutely beautiful, definitely a workout coming back up from Coast trail, but the toughest part of the actual Old Pine/Sky/Meadow Loop, is the initial incline. I went clockwise - Bear Valley to Old Pine and the incline was much more gradual, which meant the descent on Meadow Trail was pretty steep, but preferable to me.

relatively flat trail. done early afternoon Aug17. very foggy whole way. saw elk in 2 spots: start/end of trail near barn and at pond near mid-trail. very loud near end of day (5pm) near start/finish.

Beautiful trail. Many wild flowers in bloom and the trail was maintained. It was a bit wet and a few muddy spots when we went but still absolutely worth it.

hiking
2 days ago

Dogs allowed to the Left of the parking lot, not to the Right. Pleasant walk on the beach.

Beautiful easy hike. Great too walk on the beach for a little over a mile. Not steep very gradual inclines.

This trail is great. It is pretty confusing to find the turn for the falls though. The falls are also more difficult to get to as they require going through some slightly sketchy areas.