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Tomales Point Trail

MODERATE 119 reviews

Tomales Point Trail is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

views

wildlife

over grown

no dogs

Hike out to Tomales Point with stunning views surrounding you on all sides. An excellent out and back day hike. This open trail through the Tule Elk Reserve offers spectacular views of Tomales Bay, Bodega Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. It is also a prime wildlife viewing trail, as it is remote and the tule elk are enclosed in this reserve. The first 3 miles to Lower Pierce Point Ranch are well marked and maintained, but the last stretch can be overgrown with bush lupine and other shrubs, so long pants and long sleeves are a good idea. The journey all the way to the Point is worth it, for the view is unparalleled. Fog and wind can limit visibility and make this hike more challenging. The Tomales Point Trailhead is at the end of Pierce Point Road, 40 minute driving time from Bear Valley.

hiking
11 hours ago

Stunning all around. Started around 8:30AM on a Tuesday and had the entire team to ourselves until reaching the bluffs and dawdling with boxed wine for a while. Elk practically on the trail at times, best really before greater activity causes them to move away. No cover pretty much the entire way and quite windy so layer up and bring sunscreen as needed.

hiking
2 days ago

so many wild flowers, elks, birds, ocean the best hike ever

3 days ago

Awesome hike! Lots of rollers.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

One of our favorite hikes in the Bay Area. Started at the trailhead early (around 8am) and didn't have much of a crowd to deal with.

We hiked during running season and had multiple sightings/encounters with elk running across the trail. The second half is sand, making the hike a bit more strenuous, but it's a fantastic hike that we'd recommend to all!

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trail running
28 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Elk, wildflowers, incredible ocean and bay views at every turn. Easy to follow, compact sandy loan trail,gets a little sandy deep at the end. Super fun trail- be ready to take lots of pictures.

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hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with beautiful wildflowers

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