Estero Trail is a 21.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length21.2 miElevation gain2,395 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingBeachForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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FIRE CLOSURE: As of March 2021, there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/hiking_trail_advisories.htm PROTECTIVE CLOSURE: This area is subject to closure from March 1 through June 30 for harbor seal habitat protection. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/closures.htm Explore the beauty of Drakes Estero and this inner workings of Point Reyes. This trail traverses ocean bluffs and pastoral lands.

Parking area located off of Home Ranch Rd.

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Jeremy Dunck
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Bobby Trail Legs
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Beautiful trail, I saw a jack rabbit, crabs, hiked through cows and deer. It is overgrown with poison oak in some areas about 6 miles in so I couldn’t do as many miles as I wanted and had to go off trail to try and bypass the poison oak. All in all it’s beautiful out there!

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Corrine S
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Part of the trail is closed. You can still make it to the end but prepare to add on about 8 extra miles to avoid getting torn up by the overgrown brush. Beautiful views of the sunset and tons of deer.

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Michelle Unger
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You can only take this trail slightly past the turnoff for Drake's Head Trail. After that, it's overgrown brush that's 5' tall. I tried to force my way through the trail, but gave up once I had to resort to crawling through the brush. The rest of the trail is stunning!

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William Frasersmith
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There aren’t many views in California more spectacular than Drake’s Head!

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Quinn Williams
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There isn’t a lot of trees it was actually pretty bland for most of the hike but the end result was beautiful! We ended with the Drakes Head trail it was a beautiful scenery of the ocean! We saw quite a bit of wildlife too! I would try the sunset beach trail as the ending if I did it again!

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Lloyd Lasky
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Hiked from Estero Trailhead to Drake's Beach. Excellent workout, which was about 9 miles. Trails are well maintained and signage is effective.

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Heidi Lypps
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Lars Jan
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Brett Ahern
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Jeff Talarigo
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Redemption Hiker
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Bob Buyny
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Valerie Turck
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Linda Murphy
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Julie Hancher
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Mary Marsiglio
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Jenni & Ronnie Carretero
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Michelle Bauer
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Matt Baumel
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Felicia Chen
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Pete Furtado
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Paul Edwards
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Kevin Glover
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Erika Helms
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Peter Chen
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Larry Kerr
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Jessica Greenwood
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Rat Sax
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Nicky Fender
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