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Inverness Ridge, Drakes View, Bayview Trail Loop

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Point Reyes National Seashore

Inverness Ridge, Drakes View, Bayview Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Inverness, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching.

Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,040 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
bugs
over grown
scramble
1 month ago

Long, humid, overgrown, single track, steep up and steeper down, then up again at the end... 4.8 miles seemed like 6.0 ... Better to take Bay View, the longer way, go out about a mile or mile 1/2, then come back! Sooo much better! Too overgrown for many views, and I was too tired to care

hiking
over grown
8 months ago

Just did this. The Drake View section was overgrown and covered in Poison Oak (PO) for probably a mile. I was wearing shorts so hoping for the best now! Aside from that the views were limited, might be that I was concentrating on the PO.

I’d call this a medium difficulty, as there are a few steeper parts with slippery pine needles & overgrowth. That said: I love it & will be back.

hiking
Tue Jan 22 2019

The trail was overgrown with trees blocking the trail that we had to climb over from the storm. Limited views and more difficult than expected. Down, then up, then down and back up again.

hiking
Sat Jan 12 2019

Nice way to make a relatively short loop taking in the ridge and nearby forested areas. Valley and ocean views.

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8 months ago

recorded Recording - May 26, 13:55

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Sun May 26 2019

horseback riding
Sun Aug 24 2014