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Inverness, Bucklin, Bayview Loop

MODERATE 16 reviews

Inverness, Bucklin, Bayview Loop is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,610 feet Route Type: Loop

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We parked on Limantour road and hiked in reverse order, we also extended the hike by going all the way to Drake’s Bay - Bayview to Muddy Hollow to Estero, had lunch at the coast, then back up Estero to Muddy Hollow to Bucklin to Inverness. A total of 13+ miles and 1,800+ ft elevation. We were the only ones on the trail with the exception of when we reached the coast. The trails are very well marked, and Bayview, Muddy Hollow and Estero were beautiful. The climb back to the top was gradual, so it didn’t seem strenuous. I would not suggest Bucklin trail, as the damage to the trees by pine beetles is extensive, and thousands of trees are dead or dying and most of them have fallen. The trail is covered with many downed trees and in some places almost impossible to follow. Also, found a couple of ticks that seemed to have fallen on us from the trees, so be careful! This trail should be closed until trail work can clear it. I’m not sure why they haven’t done a burn to bring down all the dying trees and confine the spread of disease.

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8 months ago

Nice trail - up and then down, forest and good views at points. Significant number of trees down, not difficult to get over but will slow you down. It may have to do with the 1995 fire noted at the trailhead, and all of the newish young trees not withstanding the strong winds on the ridge. Beautiful spot about halfway through to stop and take in a great view - perfectly placed bench dedicated to a woman named Marion. Enjoyable day

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