Sky Trail and Bear Valley to Arch Rock Trail Loop

HARD 32 reviews

Sky Trail and Bear Valley to Arch Rock Trail Loop is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

12 Mile loop hike leaving Bear Valley visitor center and starting out with a difficult climb up Mt. Wittenberg trail, a hike along Sky Trail to Coat Trail then to Arch Rock and returning via Bear Valley Trail.

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1 month ago

Enjoyed all 11.3 miles today (3.23.2017). I highly recommend wearing long pants as the trail has plenty of poison oak & nettles - they bite. Gorgeous scenery and trails full of intrigue and adventure. Highly recommend it. Perfect time of the year.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike yesterday! Definitely worth it, I took a right at the trail head to ascend the Mt. Wittenberg Trail (400 m / 1300 ft. elevation gain. A couple switch backs in between but beautiful terrain and this route was less crowded then coming back. Keep on following the Sky Trail, you will see some signs. All said and done it was almost 11 miles (17km). Took me a little over 3 hours. Arch Rock was hard to get to because the direct path was covered in intentional debris. But it's still worth going down and seeing the coast!

2 months ago

Loved it. Many views. Love that you can camp after 3 miles or 9.

2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

The very best for running. Tough start but the rest is relatively easy for trail runners.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike. I love doing the uphill part first and then having a nice relaxing hike the rest of the way.

We had lunch on the beach. Took a swing on the buoy swing.

Cruised back to the parking lot on the very easy ending.

In the field next to the last outhouse there are some nice tree benches for a little nap before returning to civilization.

hiking
4 months ago

We started from Bear Valley Trailhead, hiked up to the Sky Trail and went down to the Kelham Beach. We walked all the way the section of the crumbled Arch Rock in the Point Reyes National Seashore. From the beach we returned to the Bear Valley Trail and back to the trailhead. The weather was perfect, partial sunny, no wind..It was a wonderful hike.

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The trail to Arch rock is indefinitely closed so that was a big disappointment but it appears you may be able to walk along the beach and see the area. I didn't get a chance to try this because I didn't know the tide schedule. Overall, the views of the coastal cliffs and Drakes Bay were a highlight.

6 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Beautiful. Hard, but every single drop of sweat was worth it! Definitely will do it again!

9 months ago

Okay hike. Path down to the ocean is easy hike back is much different. Arched rock was closed which was a bummer.

9 months ago

10 months ago

11 months ago

awesome hike!!