Muddy Hollow and Coastal Trail Loop [CLOSED]

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Point Reyes National Seashore

Muddy Hollow and Coastal Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Inverness, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 203 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wildlife

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Explore Muddy Hollow all the way down the drainage to the Limantour Beach. Take the Muddy Hollow Trail.

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2 months ago

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over grown
4 months ago

Fantastic hike on a sunny winter day. Muddy conditions on trail but fine with the right gear. The beach trail is overgrown (I suspect many did what we did and continued onto the beach rather than try to take the trail). Very pleasant easy hike.

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7 months ago

I did a longer version. Hiked clockwise from Muddy Hollow TH toward hostel to Laguna TH, to Coast Camp then to Coast Trail for 1 mile then on beach to Muddy Hollow TH near toilets to Muddy Hollow TH and Muddy Hollow Rd junction. 7.1 miles. Offers variety of scenery with enough elevation for exercise. wildflowers also in spring.

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8 months ago

Easy hike with woods, beach and open rolling hills. The gravel road section was great in spite of our low expectations. We saw and heard an elk whistling in the marsh. We interacted with nature in a way we didn't expect. Phenomenal. Will do it again.

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10 months ago

Easy, flat trail. The view at the beach is worth the hike.

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Sat Jan 26 2019

I did a variation of this trail as I wanted to make it a little longer. Started at the Muddy Hollow TH walked to the beach. Turned left and walked down the beach, exited beach at the big tree. Turned right on the Coastal Trail and continued straight. Took Fire trail/Laguna trail back to Muddy Hollow TH. Hike came in at 6.8 miles with 502 ft elevation. Today both trails had some muddy sections but you could mostly skirt around them. Enjoyed this loop with nice variation in terrain.

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Mon Sep 24 2018

Sunday late am - early pm. Hiked the loop counter-clockwise. Note short stretch of unpaved road to trailhead. After brief stretch of gravel access road at beginning of hike, the western leg becomes a lovely path through the woods, gently undulating, some shade/some sun. Encountered deer and quail, few people. No shade as you approach the ocean. Toilets at Limantour parking lots. Walked along beach on southern leg then cut up to Coast Trail (look for lone tree at low spot in the dune). Eastern leg of loop is mostly gravel road with one short shady stretch; lovely scenery but more exposed and can be hot. I will probably do out-and-back on Muddy Hollow trail next time. Enjoyed the variety (woods, wetlands, beach) on this easy walk.

Sun Sep 16 2018

Moderate and flat trail ends at a beach and great for a picnic. Beautiful scenery lots of tule elk and wildflowers! This is my favorite trail I’ve ever done!

Sat Aug 11 2018

Nice, easy hike with a pleasant walk along the beach. At some point you turn left off the beach and get to a gravel road that will take you back. The gravel road is not as nice to hike on so one may consider doing a point and back rather than the full loop. We had pleasant temperatures with nice ocean breezes that kept us cool.

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Sat Aug 19 2017

Beautiful easy hike. Great too walk on the beach for a little over a mile. Not steep very gradual inclines.

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Thu Jun 22 2017

We made it to the water in about 90 minutes. Nice short hike. Windy, but worth the walk on the beach.

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3 months ago

recorded Recording - Feb 16, 06:00 PM

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