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

Gorgeous views of Point Reyes to the north and Alamere Falls to the south. Walk a couple miles south at a negative low tide to find keyholes, interesting rock formations, waterfalls and some caves.

As a conduit to get to the beach it is fine, but save a brief bit with an ocean view it is pretty hum ho- about 5 mi.

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muddy
3 days ago

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muddy
4 days ago

Nice easy hike, combines two trails into one loop that starts near the Point Reyes Hostel and hugs the coastline. Pretty muddy on the Laguna Trail portion right now and be careful of large amounts of poison oak just off the trail.

Beautiful views and a great hike. The trail is shaded most of the way. Is easy to miss the turn towards the falls as they are not marked. I kept looking for the promised arrow made of stones on the ground but I never found them. I did however follow the gps from All Trails and it got me there precisely. So happy I downloaded the app.

Incredible hike, falls were majestic

Awesome views of the ocean! At parking lot by 8:30 AM only a handful of vehicles.

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.

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muddy
6 days ago

This loop was okay. I went clockwise. The Laguna Trail section was pretty, but flooded in a lot of sections. One area I had to detour off into the bushes to get around the flooding. Once I got to the Coast Trail, it was a nice view of the ocean, but very windy as usual. The trail was a fire road for the last 2/3 of the loop. Pretty boring overall. There are a ton of trails in West Marin I recommend before this one.

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8 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

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muddy
12 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.

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13 days ago

Wonderful views of elk and several coyotes.

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.

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26 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.

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muddy
27 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.

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muddy
28 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.

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28 days ago

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

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no shade
29 days ago

Easy short hike with kids. Saw elephant seals everywhere.

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