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Abbotts Lagoon Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 173 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Please note that from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the section of Point Reyes Beach between the North Beach parking lot and the mouth of Abbotts Lagoon will be closed to better ensure the survival of western snowy plover. All public use is prohibited. A short walk down to Abbotts Lagoon. This is a great place to go to a quiet beach if you aren't against having to hike a little bit for it. Along the way there are lots of flowers, wildlife, and nice view points of the lagoon.

Park off of Pierce Point Rd.

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Bear Valley Visitor Center: Travel north on Bear Valley Road to Inverness Park. Continue northward on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (do not turn right). Follow this park road through Inverness as it begins to bear westward. Past Inverness the road forks. Take the right side of the fork, which is Pierce Point Road. Driving time from Bear Valley Visitor Center is approximately 25 minutes. Abbott's Lagoon Trailhead will be the first parking area on the left.

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Rossi Snipper
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Neal Soderquist
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Alan Schwartz
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Nice easy walk to the beach. Lots of quails and sea birds. Good break from more strenuous hiking.

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Katy Drack
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There were a lot of diverse views and wildlife. We walked to the lagoon and continued on to the beach and got all the way to the ocean. It was a great reward for the trudging through the sand. Very little shade.

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Joel O.
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It’s a nice flat stroll to the beach but nothing to write home about.

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Jon Amistoso
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Omar Figueroa
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Great for kids

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Michelle Adrong
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Rohit Menezes
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Picturesque short trail with some wildlife

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Kerlita Hacker
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Lyndsey McAdams
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Otters!!!! This trail is beautiful! Such an incredible Landscape. Our hike was truly made we watched 3 otter pups play in the lagoon.

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Heather Wenzel
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if you want an isolated beach with a gorgeous walk on the way, this is for you. There are a ton of meadow and sea birds all around, adorable bunnies, wildflowers, and marshes. I saw maybe a dozen people total in two hours.

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Chris Giaras
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Beautiful mile plus walk to one of the nicest beaches in Marin County. Wildflowers are in full bloom. The lagoon really makes this beach unique,

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Lauren Bansberg
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I would recommend this trail to any hiker. It’s a beautiful trail and easy to hike. Due to time constraints, I veered left up the hill rather than walk all the way down to the shoreline. Gorgeous view from the top of the hill.

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Paul L
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By the numbers, it’s not much. A mile and a half gentle descent through coastal grassland, past a lagoon and onto the beach. But PR adds an end-of-the-world remote quality to the whole experience that is otherwise hard to duplicate and harder to explain. On Memorial Day we had the entire shore to ourselves. So: 4 stars.

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O.V. B
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Level, gravelly trail with nice views. Flowers, birds, water. Cold wind even on a sunny day,

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Allie Kenny
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Beautiful hike with the baby. Easy enough trail, with views of fields, lagoon, and farm houses that leads to dunes and coastline

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

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Blesi LoRusso
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Just a short hike to the lagoon but you can hike more if you want to explore in the beach. We saw coyote and deer.

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Amaneet Kaur
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We went in August and it was still pretty chilly. Loved the views! Not a lagoon you can bathe in but still worth the views

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Paul B
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I walked this trail on a weekday out to the ocean, it is easy just like all trails said but once you get out to the ocean it’s like you are the only one on the beach, you can go miles and miles north or south with no other people around, only birds and crabs.

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Geoff Davis
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Very easy stroll, pretty much level. Once you hit the ocean you have the option of going to the right along an extensive beach or a hill climb to the left. We went to the right and enjoyed a scenic beach nearly devoid of people.

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Nancy Vinson
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Incredibly beautiful place. There were so many flowers blooming and birds singing. I highly recommend it for an easy hike. Well worth it.

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Paul Gamlowski
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Beautiful and tranquil walk to the ocean. It's not strenuous, and it's highly refreshing and enjoyable. A good place to relax and watch nature.

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Pam Devault
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nice trail, flowers and berrys blooming lots of quail sat at beach for nice picnic the road getting here is long and in major need of repair very bumpy bathroom is clean

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Stacy Markwell
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Flat easy beautiful. Bobcat on our trail. Don’t do alone.

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Tanya Arria
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great little birding trail.

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Devon McConnell
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Magical. Beautiful drive to the trailhead from the city and easy and beautiful walk through wetlands, around the large lagoon and to the huge beach expanse. Highly recommend

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Erika Wallender
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lovely, low traffic, and easy for all hiker levels.

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Ray Bouknight
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Went over Labor Day weekend. Got to trailhead at 9 AM and there only 4 cars there. Pit toilet at trailhead. No water that I could see so bring some. No shade on the trail but it was cool hiking in - on the way out it was warm. Walk along the Lagoon past bridge to avoid the sand. Bring a bag to pick up plastic trash. Saw people bring chairs to sit on the beach which was a good idea. Wife was startled by a baby snake on the trail on the way back - I think it was a garter snake. Leaving Point Reyes around noon there was crazy traffic. Glad we got there early.

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