Old Pine/Sky/Meadow Loop

MODERATE 17 reviews

Old Pine/Sky/Meadow Loop is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A 4.5 hour round trip hike that explores several trail in the Bear Valley area. This hike has great views and is perfect for a day hike. Bear Valley Trail, Old Pine Trail, Sky Trail, Meadow Trail

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6 days ago

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7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I added a detour - I took Bear Valley to Old Pine, down Sky, across the Coast trail, went to Kelham Beach and came back up Woodard Valley. Even though it was overcast, it was absolutely beautiful, definitely a workout coming back up from Coast trail, but the toughest part of the actual Old Pine/Sky/Meadow Loop, is the initial incline. I went clockwise - Bear Valley to Old Pine and the incline was much more gradual, which meant the descent on Meadow Trail was pretty steep, but preferable to me.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice loop. Definitely go the little 1/2 mile out and back at the top for great views the coast and southern Point Reyes.

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6 months ago

I've been 5 times now. There's so much to see, this loop barely scratches the surface.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

After you get off Bear Valley it is a steady climb up Old Pine that generally flattens out on Sky with a long all down hill trip on Meadow. The best part is very low usage-private-quiet...the tourist stay on Bear Valley. Downside...no views. We clocked it at 7.1 from our car.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Very scenic and peaceful trail. Only saw about four other hikers which added to the enjoyment of the natural surroundings. Highly recommend this hike. I can't wait to do it again!

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

The is one of the prettiest hikes in Point Reyes. Nice gradual incline on the Old Pine Trail. Can be pretty wet near the top. I ran into some stinging nettles and watch out for some spots of poison oak. The trail down Meadow Trail has a few steep spots but overall very easy hiking. It's never crowded, often times you will have the trail all to yourself. Gorgeous photo ops all over the place. Love it !