Drakes Beach Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Drakes Beach Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

Hike from the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor center along Drakes Beach. Enjoy shore birds and other coastal wildlife. Walk alongside the shoreline.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, definitely worth it if you are interested in watching seals

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, definitely worth it if you are interested in watching seals

walking
1 month ago

Starting from the end of Drake Beach Road, we parked next to the Drakes Bay Oyster company restaurant [now closed and shut down, but there is now the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center] and strolled out to the beach and took a right heading toward Chimney Rock. The cliffs reminded us of the Cliffs of Dover and the beach was pretty much deserted except for the seagulls. Great walk, beautiful views and solitude.

2 months ago