Bear Valley to Sculptured Beach and Sky Camp

MODERATE 4 reviews

Bear Valley to Sculptured Beach and Sky Camp is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

camping
26 days ago

I did the reverse of this loop as someone suggested, and it was great. A few miles up to Sky Camp with a good climb. Spent one night at campsite 6 which I would recommend as it is one with shade (several didn’t have any). Then down to Coast Trail and up and back on Bear Valley Trail for 12 miles on day 2. Lots of wildlife. Varied terrain. Some dampness with the coastal fog to the point of seeming like rain in the denser parts of the trail. The campsite has water and bathrooms so this trip was a good shakedown of recently acquired gear. No cell coverage from the trailhead.

backpacking
9 months ago

Great opportunity for a long day hike or broken up into a two-day backpacking trip. Horses, coyotes, California condors, tons of little furry friends, and the possibility of seeing Tule elk and whales off the coast!