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#81 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Tomales Bay State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Tomales Bay State Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking 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 3 moderate trails in Tomales Bay State Park ranging from 2.6 to 4.7 miles and from 121 to 1,341 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This unique state park straddles the narrow Tomales Bay on the eastern side of the Point Reyes Peninsula. This park is ideal for picnicking, walking, swimming, or boating. The park includes beaches, hills, marshes, and forests all in a small area. Dogs are not permitted on the beaches or trails.

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Map of trails in Tomales Bay State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,000 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
415-669-1140
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Johnstone Trail [CLOSED]
Tomales Bay State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
As of August 2020, this park is currently closed due to wildfire until further notice. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30009 A very well-maintained trail in the coastal headlands that lead you to some very secluded shoreline. An excellent option is you want to get away from the crowds. Users have reported that there is an abundance of poison oak near the trail.Show more
#2 - Jepson Trail via Shell Beach Trail [CLOSED]
Tomales Bay State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
As of August 2020, this park is currently closed due to wildfire until further notice. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30009Show more
#3 - Tomales Bay Ridge Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Tomales Bay State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
As of August 2020, this park is currently closed due to wildfire until further notice. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30009Show more
#4 - Shell Beach Trail [CLOSED]
Tomales Bay State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
As of August 2020, this park is currently closed due to wildfire until further notice. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30009 Hike along the Coastline on the Shell Beach Trail. This is an excellent location for bird watching.Show more
#5 - Millerton Point Trail [CLOSED]
Tomales Bay State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
As of August 2020, this park is currently closed due to wildfire until further notice. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30009 Easy 1.5 mile walk with accessible and non accessible routes. Beach access and more elevated views of the bay make it very scenic. Trails are well maintained but paths to the beach less so. There are two spots with a bench, but no picnic tables. Trail itself is gravel and does not require hiking shoes. Parking lot is spacious and there is a single occupancy bathroom (no sink).Show more