Chimney Rock Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Chimney Rock Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

1.9 miles 272 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers

no dogs

Walk from the elephant Seal overlook past the historic Lifeboat Station to Chimney Rock. A must see while you are visiting Point Reyes.

27 days ago

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4 months ago

This is a low work, high reward trail. The view is amazing, so it's great for a short walk and photos. Plus, you can see seals October thru January.

That said, it's pretty short and very easy. This isn't a trail for people looking to get a workout.

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10 months ago

Beyond Beautiful!

1 year ago

Another favorite of mine. Went here for Valentine's Day and I was surprised it wasn't crowded. Tons of elephant seals, you can hear them making all sorts of interesting sounds all throughout the hike. The views are awesome! So beautiful with the calm water of drakes bay to the left and the crashing waves of the pacific to the left. It's really just a cool little hike.

1 year ago

Quick, easy trail. Views are stunning! Pretty good for viewing birds and other wildlife. Fairly crowded, at least on the weekend, but still a worthwhile hike.

2 years ago

This short and easy hike is a real stunner, taking you right out onto the last spit of land that juts out into Drake's Bay. The scenery, with the vantage of being high on the cliffs, is breathtaking in all directions. You can see very clearly the Farallon Islands in the distance. Our 4- and 8-year old kids loved this hike and we will do it again!

4 years ago