Drakes Head Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Drakes Head Trail is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

no dogs

Walk along the inland spit to the Estero de Limantour. This hike gives a great overview of Drakes Estero and the inner offerings of Point Reyes National Seashore.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a good hike. I wasn't prepared to share the trail with bikes. Lots of bikes. And much of the trail is over pasture with cattle grazing, so lots of cow patties and, you know, the aroma. The Sunset Beach Trail is my favorite option of the two, having done both.

hiking
1 month ago

What a surprise this was! Great hike through rolling hills with lots of cows happily grazing. A nice little forested area at one point in the trail. Then at the trailhead, a really breathtaking view! The view overlooks the Limantour Spit and the water sheltered in between is home to many rays and sharks. We watched them from our perch atop Drake’s Head for a while before hiking back. It was like we had hiked to the aquarium! Very cool hike.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

A great nature walk with a beautiful finish. Can easily be done in a few hours, but stop, rest, and enjoy the view for awhile at Drakes Head.

Tips:
* The majority of the trail is exposed to the sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen.
* Bring water and snacks (duh)
* Be sure to wear layers, so that you can undress/dress accordingly as you get closer to the cool air of the ocean.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Mostly rolling hills with some views...you may have to share the trail with some steer but...

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Easy, good view at drakes.

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