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Best trails in Inverness

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Looking for a great trail near Inverness, California? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Sonoma Coast State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve or Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Inverness ranging from 1.3 to 18.6 miles and from 78 to 1,341 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Inverness
Top trails (30)
#1 - Abbotts Lagoon Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Please note that from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the section of Point Reyes Beach between the North Beach parking lot and the mouth of Abbotts Lagoon will be closed to better ensure the survival of western snowy plover. All public use is prohibited. A short walk down to Abbotts Lagoon. This is a great place to go to a quiet beach if you aren't against having to hike a little bit for it. Along the way there are lots of flowers, wildlife, and nice view points of the lagoon.Show more
#2 - Kehoe Beach Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
A path down to Kehoe Beach. This is an excellent location for bird watching.Show more
#3 - Chimney Rock Trail [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 57 m
Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. Please note that as of June 2020 Sir Drake Francis Blvd may be closed due to construction for major road improvements until July 2020 and access to this trail with motor vehicles is blocked. Walk from the elephant Seal overlook past the historic Lifeboat Station to Chimney Rock. A must see while you are visiting Point Reyes.Show more
#4 - Abbotts Lagoon Alternate Loop
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Please note that from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the section of Point Reyes Beach between the North Beach parking lot and the mouth of Abbotts Lagoon will be closed to better ensure the survival of western snowy plover. All public use is prohibited.Show more
#5 - Sunset Beach Trail [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. Please note that from March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of Drakes Estero, Double Point, & the western end of Limantour Spit to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. Start at Estero trailhead and hike 2.5 miles until you come to a fork. Follow the sign to the right to the Sunset Beach trail. At this point, you'll have 1.5 more miles until the beach. This trail is a little deceiving in that most places will say it's a 3 mile in and out trail. However, the start of the trail is 2.5 miles into the Estero trail. So you can't actually start your hike at the beginning of the Sunset trail. Therefore, it's technically 7.6 miles in and back out (this milage may very depending on the time of day due to the tides).Show more
#6 - Chicken Ranch Beach
Inverness, California
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
#7 - Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center Trail [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 46 m
Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. NOTE: the stairs may be closed Tuesday through Thursday and Sir Francis Drake Blvd may be closed off as of June 2020 and block access to this trail. Moderate hike over paved trail to 300 steps to Point Reyes Lighthouse. Trail offers sweeping views of Point Reyes beach and rugged California coastline. The Point Reyes Lighthouse itself is another 150 meters (0.1 miles) beyond the Visior Center at the base of some 300 steps--the equivalent of 30 stories. The lens room, which houses the original clockworks and first-order Fresnel lens that were manufactured in 1867 and installed in 1870, is open from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, Fridays through Mondays, as staffing and weather conditions permit. The lower chamber of the historic lighthouse has exhibit panels on the history of the light and the keepers. The equipment building next to the lighthouse exhibits the two 1947 super typhon foghorns, the air compressors, and a backup power generator that were used at Point Reyes.Show more
#8 - Limantour Beach Trail [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. Please note: as of July 29, 2020, the road is closed because a construction project revealed a fissure in the road that could cause a landslide. Explore the beautiful Limantour Beach and Limantour Spit. Dogs are allowed ON LEASH only, on the southern part of the beach (left side). Please note that from March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of Drakes Estero, Double Point, & the western end of Limantour Spit to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season.Show more
#9 - Muddy Hollow and Coastal Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. Explore Muddy Hollow all the way down the drainage to the Limantour Beach. Take the Muddy Hollow Trail. Please note that from March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of Drakes Estero, Double Point, & the western end of Limantour Spit to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season.Show more
#10 - Mcclures Beach Trail [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 41 m
Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. Nice short hike down to Point Reyes National Seashore to spot birds, enjoy the ocean, avoid the crowds and have a picnic. Hike down to McClure's Beach to enjoy a day at the ocean and a picnic. It's a short hike from the parking area.Show more
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