Looking for a great trail in Point Reyes National Seashore, California? AllTrails has 69 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 39 moderate trails in Point Reyes National Seashore ranging from 1.3 to 18.6 miles and from 36 to 1,473 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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. Hours: sunrise to midnight

One of my favorite hikes of all time! I took “the long way” towards the camp site and it really paid off! Got to walk on the beautiful beach and see the falls from a distance. I recommend to wear good shoes and bring a camera.

hiking
3 days ago

Solid varied trail, can be v muddy with heavy recent rains - I waded through a lake of runoff up to my mid calf at one point - also recommend extending to sculptured beach.

Easy and enjoyable trail with the sculptured beach as the prize at the end, which is as magical as it sounds. Make sure to go left over some of the rocks on the beach to see the coves and arches

on Tomales Point Trail

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

Tons of wildlife. Saw deer, elk, quails, and a bobcat. There are a ton of down trees on the second half of the hike that require a lot of scrambling.

Awesome hike amazing views definitely recommend also if you have time keep going til you hit wildcat campsite, pretty tough hike getting there but easy on the way back

Nice trail - up and then down, forest and good views at points. Significant number of trees down, not difficult to get over but will slow you down. It may have to do with the 1995 fire noted at the trailhead, and all of the newish young trees not withstanding the strong winds on the ridge. Beautiful spot about halfway through to stop and take in a great view - perfectly placed bench dedicated to a woman named Marion. Enjoyable day

Great viewing of the elk and coyotes.

Amazing hike along the coast to a beach waterfall. Easy gradual up and down hike until climbing down to the waterfalls. Come before 8am on the weekends if you want a parking spot in the lot. Otherwise you may end up parked quite a ways down the road.

I did the hike in January and started around 1:00pm and ended at 6:00pm, with a slight detour to watch the sunset at Palomarin Beach. I saw a lot of people heading out without camping gear towards the end of our hike. Make sure to leave yourself plenty of time, so you don’t get stuck hiking back in the dark.

hiking
21 days ago

If you don’t enjoy crowds I would recommend arriving by 9am. We only saw a handful of people on the way out and it was very serene. Beautiful hike throughout, Elk were amazing. We stopped and ate sandwiches at the point and watched for whales (didn’t see any). The way back was packed with people (many large groups and some even playing music....). Moderate is a fair rating for this trial.

hiking
muddy
22 days ago

There were some muddy parts on the trail but overall pretty nice and flat despite the distance. There’s a fork near the end of the trail and we made a right (instead of a left) so had to turn back. Gorgeous views of the water and Point Reyes at the coast. Would recommend bringing some snacks to sit and enjoy.

Absolutely beautiful hike with stunning views.
Be Warned:: the access point to the beach/falls is not marked and not easy to find. So, after the second big lake to the left, you will find a small opening in the bush. It is about a football field after the lake and at about 4 miles from parking lot. If you get to the bridge after the lakes, you have gone too far. Enjoy and always pack out what you pack in.

hiking
muddy
23 days ago

This trail was great for beginners. Bring water and layers as you will work up a sweat if you go all the way to the point. Don’t forget sunblock as there is no shade. The Elk are beautiful and very aware of your presence. We also saw red tail hawks. Beautiful. I’m sure on a more costal foggy day it would be windy and chilly.

I did a variation of this trail as I wanted to make it a little longer. Started at the Muddy Hollow TH walked to the beach. Turned left and walked down the beach, exited beach at the big tree. Turned right on the Coastal Trail and continued straight. Took Fire trail/Laguna trail back to Muddy Hollow TH. Hike came in at 6.8 miles with 502 ft elevation. Today both trails had some muddy sections but you could mostly skirt around them. Enjoyed this loop with nice variation in terrain.

hiking
23 days ago

Simple casual and fun hike with great views all along. PS: towards the end, you might see it not well maintained!

hiking
no shade
24 days ago

Easy short hike with kids. Saw elephant seals everywhere.

hiking
24 days ago

Great trail. Took our 3.5 yo and our 10mo in a backpack. Very exposed so bring lots of sun screen. There was tons of wildlife (bobcat, coyote, elk, hawks). This was open despite government shutdown.

My first hike ever and it was worth it in the ending. Got to see the waterfalls. Amazing view.

great views

Leasurly and beautiful. We saw a variety of birds, small animals and varying scenery.

on Drakes View Loop

hiking
25 days ago

Nice hike. Bucklin is the star. As others have mentioned, fallen pines are currently clogging Drakes View up a bit (I assumed because of the shutdown, but it sounds like it's an ongoing issue). It's still a great loop for beautiful views on Bucklin and flora/fauna spotting all the way through.

There's a stream crossing around .1 miles up Muddy Hollow Road. You'll have to do it twice to complete the loop. It's not impassable - you can cross on stones or a makeshift log bridge, as I did with no problem - but you might get wet.

on Tomales Point Trail

hiking
26 days ago

Windy but beautiful. Saw a herd of elks before the sunset. Stunning views. Easy hike except the wind.

The trail was overgrown with trees blocking the trail that we had to climb over from the storm. Limited views and more difficult than expected. Down, then up, then down and back up again.

This was a very well maintained trail. The diversity of landscapes ranged from forest, to hills, to ocean. What makes this trail challenging are the uphill stretches. I agree with other hikers when they suggest paying attention to signs, as they’re not always marked clear and/or challenging to find the further you go. You could end up like me, where I had to take the paved path back up to my car because I somehow missed a turn off back onto the trail after the views of the ocean.

hiking
muddy
no shade
scramble
28 days ago

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