Mcclures Beach Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Mcclures Beach Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Nice short hike down to Point Reyes National Seashore to spot birds, enjoy the ocean, avoid the crowds and have a picnic. Hike down to McClure's Beach to enjoy a day at the ocean and a picnic. It's a short hike from the parking area.

hiking
22 days ago

McClure's Beach trail is about a 15 minute walk down hill. As you get closer to the beach you first hear the waves and then a beautiful beach is revealed at the end of the hike. Along the way, keep on the lookout for elk in the hills. Beautiful sheltered beach to watch sunset. Be careful of sleeper waves here. It's an uphill trek back to the parking lot.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice trailhead that leads out to beautiful beach

hiking
27 days ago

Simple trailhead that leads out to a beautiful beach

27 days ago

Simple trailhead that leads out to a beautiful beach

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike and great beach area, took a route around the southern tip to a small beach facing elephant rock

hiking
8 months ago

Worth the trip back up hill, just to enjoy this "hidden" low traffic beach. Stay awhile and search the beach and tide pools for shells.

hiking
Monday, August 10, 2015

Very short walk from the trailhead to the beach, map and my GPS says between 0.4-0.5 miles, downhill. Trail is dirt and can get muddy after a storm or in the spring. The clean, although there can be elk droppings in the sand. For the kids, shells are smaller here.

hiking
Monday, June 24, 2013

On a very foggy morning while the elk were grazing, we ventured to the far reaches of Pierce Point Road to McClures Beach. We had this very nice remote beach on Point Reyes National Seashore all to ourselves (other than the many many birds everywhere). Great peace and quiet and gradual slope to the beach and back. Recommend this if you have 30-45 minutes to get a taste of Point Reyes!

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