Mcclures Beach Trail

EASY 24 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.

scenic driving
20 days ago

This was a nice little 10 min walk from the parking lot to the beach. So just a little heads up, there are restrooms, however there are no sinks and the toilets don’t flush, there are no toilet seat covers so bring your own or be ready to squat. I walked with my 15 month old son in a carrier, this was easy on the way down to the beach, on the way back up the hill, it was a bit tough with all of his extra weight plus the backpack I had on, just take your time going up. There are not a ton of people at this location, which is nice for a chill day, it was beautiful, it’s like hiking a trail, then you start hearing the beach, turn a corner and boom! Ocean! We brought lunch and a blanket, walked around the waves were a bit intense, so no one was swimming, but you could put your feet in, this a great place to take pictures, we saw a bunch of elk on a mountain on our way back to our car.

hiking
2 months 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
3 months ago

Nice trailhead that leads out to beautiful beach

3 months ago

Simple trailhead that leads out to a beautiful beach

hiking
3 months ago

Simple trailhead that leads out to a beautiful beach

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
10 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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