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Tomales Point Trail

MODERATE 152 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.

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19 hours ago

Great views! Lots of hills and a bit of sand. An abundance of picture opportunities! The trek out was nice, and as a beginner, the trek back pushed me physically. Overall an excellent day!

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13 days ago

AWSOME hike, although we only hiked about 4.2 miles in only because of time and possible pending weather, we will definitely be back to complete the full length

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21 days ago

Great hike, pretty easy until the sand. Elks all along the way. Takes between 3/4 hours. Moderate to heavy traffic.

21 days ago

beautiful. as long as it's clear it's stunning. if it's foggy it's nice but you can't see much

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24 days ago

This is my second time hiking here.. I just love beach view all through the trail..

P.S. Dont miss trail end spot .. its beautiful.. :)

26 days ago

Out and back trail. If the day was low winds and little fog, the trail offers views of the Pacific and Tomales Bay. Tule Elk can be seen on the trail. The last 1.7 miles are not maintained but offers great views and wildflowers in May.

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