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

I love this hike, I do it 2-3 times a summer and 1-2 every winter. Gets a little muddy during winter as expected. So make sure you come prepared with extra clothes when done and proper footwear. Yes there's horse poop but if you read about the trail it's because it's an non maintenanced trail. If you're hiking in general (in the wilderness) you're bound to run into animal poop eventually am I right? Would recommend to anyone top 10 favorites for sure and I hike alot!

Stewart trail portion was great - excellent varied plant life, a couple of nice views especially as you approach the coast. Mostly shaded and well-graded. Can't recommend Old Out Road portion right now. Fairly overgrown with grass, I decided to skip that piece of this loop to avoid potential of ticks.

hiking
4 days ago

I only gave this a 3/5 because it's less of a trail and more of a stroll through some cow pastures with barb wire fence next to you for the majority of it. I didn't rate it any lower because the view at Drake's head was cool and we got to see a bunch of wild life on the trail. Not a lot of traffic on this trail either. A few bikers here and there but we were pretty much by ourselves the whole time. The best part was the gang of quails we saw. There were a ton of em scootin around chirping with their little head feathers bobbin around, it was adorable. There's also a lot of cows just free roaming in the pastures you're walking through. You could definitely pet a cow if you're brave enough. Once you get to the cliff there's a grassy area where you can lay a blanket down and have a nice lunch or nap. You could possibly get down to the beach area but there's no obvious trail that I saw. Kind of disappointing since it was such a nice looking beach with no one on it.

Great day to hike but very hot!

Beautiful day to hike today. The meadow trail bridge is almost complete and will open up tomorrow.

hiking
7 days ago

so hard to walk in the beach.

Amazing, almost all flat with small incline decline. Beach is incredible.

Great trail, high grades and views are worth the trek. Went early morning about 7 and got back around 1 with stops for pictures and brunch. Didn't go all the way for the loop due to high wind and wanted to get back before the crowds. Was a little crowded on the way back but it was just me and nature in the morning, saw lots of birds, lizards, bunnies and a snake.

Hike is very flat but long. The trail near the end is hard to find since it is not clearly marked. There is no view during the long flat hike, only at the end. The hike took about 2.5 hours round trip.

backpacking
9 days ago

First two miles were fairly steep but the rest of the trail was either downhill or relatively flat. Great for a one night backpacking trip. I loved this trail!

Beautiful cool weather to hike today. Sky trail was dripping in fog and lush with green foliage; epiphytic, Spanish, lace lichen, California Alsia and green moss covering many of the pine, oak and redwood trees. Various ferns, California polypody, coffee fern, California wood fern, western sword fern and many more ferns noted. Also, wildflowers that were still blooming was the coastal lily, sky lupine and the last of the seep-spring monkey flower. Unfortunately, most of the wildflowers are done for the season. If your in good shape, do hike the sky trail! Once your up to 1300 elevation which is a strenuous hike for 1.9 miles to the top, you will be experiencing a different atmosphere high in the clouds spreading through the trees creating a rainforest look alike. Absolutely enchanting and beautiful!

Love the trees along the trail and the waterfall at the end. It’s gets a bit rocky and slippery to get to the main waterfall but totally worth it! Go early as it gets pretty crowded.

mountain biking
12 days ago

Hard uphill, but well worth for the down hill. Just be care full with the ruts and loose gravel especially on the downhill towards Wildcat Camp, god knows I felt the ground. ( Dry Early September condition)

Beautiful and diverse scenery. Ocean/mountains/lakes/waterfall (if you add Alhamere). Some rocky spots (careful if jogging) and some nearly overgrown spots where poison oak is trying to getcha. Great trail to jog or visit w friends.

Great day to hike! Foggy and cool. Lots of beautiful lupine along the trail. Meadow trail closed from September 3-13 due to a new bridge over the stream.

hiking
12 days ago

An excellent trail, well maintained until the last 1,5 Miles, where the path becomes sandy and narrows. Great nature and views, with lots of elk, a few snakes (garter) and a lone coyote who passed us looking for roadrunners.

A bit of a scramble towards the end, but still fun and the falls are worth the trek. VERY long hike.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful trail! Trail was well maintained until the last mile or so. We found a second trail leading to a private beach area and had lunch. Stunning ocean views! Not many wildflowers to see right now.

This is my second time hiking to Alamere Falls and it’s still my favorite. The fact that I am engulfed in Nature far away from evidence of human and then a waterfall at the end is very refreshing. The trail gets rough at some points but I managed with my nikes although, I suggest you bring a pair of slippers because the ocean waves took over the beach and I ended up walking in the water and have the waves drench me. The trail to the Falls were actually marked with rocks on the ground in the shape of an arrow so look out for that after you’ve passed Pelican Lake. If you want to avoid people then I suggest to go early morning. I got to the Palomarin trail by 11am. My favorite hike hands down because I love a good sweat, being away from humans, and I love being around water.

Easy trail but very long so be prepared. The falls are marked by stones and sticks through a small opening of trees

hiking
14 days ago

favorite hike i’ve ever done!

Parking spots are limited, but plenty of parking on the sidewalk of the road. With the exception of the walk on the beach, the hike is simple. You’ll get plenty of beach views, wild life and, at the right time...hopefully a whale siting. It was our intent for our hike to end at SCULPTED BEACH, which it did, but it’s really hard to miss the turnoff. It’s marked, but only if you look to your right. I would says it’s about 1/2 mile after you cross the bridge on your right. Look for the sign. It’s off trail. The trail is well maintained with shades in parts.

hiking
15 days ago

I will give this trail a 6 out of 5! The view at the end and many of the other views were breathtaking! Almost brought me to tears!

There and back hike. Very rewarding with the falls at the end. Note a small scramble down to the beach where the falls empties out into the ocean-very doable for most people though. Also, gets busy for sure later in the day so if you don't like crowds I'd plan on an earlier hike.

Three of us went in the morning was a great hike lots of shade. There wasnt many people when we went until we started hiking out. you have to really watch for the little opening in the bushes to get to the waterfalls or you will walk right on by... with that thank you to who ever made the rock arrows it help!! lastly poison oak every where so shorts are not recommended.

A great costal view

hiking
16 days ago

This is a gorgeous hike out to the shore line. A little bit of topography to traverse but nothing too intense. Gorgeous views throughout the whole trail. Gets pretty windy as you get closer to the shore. Bring an extra layer on a cool or foggy day.

This hike was awesome! It has beautiful Forrest views then your awesome coastal views. We stopped and had lunch on the beach then continued the journey. I recommend if your going to do the full loop take plenty of water. I highly recommend this hike, plenty of beautiful views.

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