Bear Valley Trail To Coastal Trail

MODERATE 102 reviews

Bear Valley Trail To Coastal Trail is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until July.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
807 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Bear Creek trail and Coastal trail combined. The trail is well marked and easily navigated. The trail is heavily used and has many alternative routes. It can be damp and muddy in the winter. Great for mountain biking. Relatively flat. Well marked trails with trail heads and milage on signs. Busy on the weekend. Light during the week. Pack a lunch and water.

9 days ago

Gorgeous, well maintained trail with lots of shade. I'm not sure why it's rated moderate other than it's a long hike for anyone who is not accustomed to walking miles at a time. It does have elevation changes, but they are gradual. We took our five year old with us and she managed it well, but she is accustomed to walking several miles at a time. It was a bit tough for us on the return because we were all tired, but it's not worth doing if you don't go all the way - it's not until the very end that you see the ocean, and sitting on those cliffs listening to the waves crash is worth the price of admission. There are quite a few water features, including some small (very small) waterfalls and a creek, and it is very green. It was a nice reprieve from the heat of Sacramento.

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The trail had a lot of shade which was nice because it was about 80 degrees. The trail was well maintained.

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25 days ago

Completed this trail on 7/21 with my 5 y/o daughter. We completed approximately 10 miles round trip. Very easy. Bathrooms are about at the 2 mile out mark. Make sure to pack water and snacks. The "most difficult" part of the trail is the return near the restrooms on that hill coming back up:only because of being tired at this point. :-) Beautiful scenery.

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1 month ago

Absolute favorite hike in the Bay Area! I've done this hike many many times with various friends and family over the 25+ years I've lived here. The trail is gentle, once you hit the coast you feel as if you are on the edge of the world, or at least this part of it.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail , busy on weekends best to go on weekdays

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1 month ago

We had a lovely time with this trail and did it all the way through, plus heading down to the Beach Trail about a mile away. It was phenomenal and smelled amazing. We were exhausted afterwards because of the duration, but it wasn't a physically challenging trail to complete

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I have done this trail twice now. Once all on foot and a second time with a bike part way. Beautiful scenery. Bring some bug spray, water, some warm clothes (in case it's cooler as you get closer to the coast), and a camera. Plenty to explore once you get to the coast. Do some research on the points of interest, pack your backpack accordingly, and make a day of it!


If you have a bike, you can ride it as far as the Glen Trail junction, but then you have to lock it up and foot the rest of the way.

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