Explore the most popular forest trails near Point Reyes Station with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

love this combination of trails - challenging, beautiful.

Awesome loop, especially if you op for meadow trail. Has a nice ascend

Incredibly beautiful

20 days ago

beautiful and totally doable in half a day!

Amazing trek. Challenging to get to the falls and back in one day but well worth the effort. Gorgeous views and standing in Alamere Falls at the halfway mark (if you are doing a day hike) and feeling the cool fresh water and mist is a good break for your hike back. Would love to camp at Wildcat next time and explore other trails in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for on-leash dog hiking! We walked out 5 miles and back 5 miles from the north end. It was open and exposed the whole time (no walking in forested areas—that’s farther south) with a wide trail and beautiful views of the hills and the nearby bay. There is a point 1.2 miles from the trailhead where it’s unclear whether you should go through a gate and continue left or walk left on the current side of the fence — go through the gate!! The misleading path is a cattle path. Speaking of which — the cows can be extremely *friendly*, thinking you are bringing them food. If you have dogs (especially heelers) make sure you’re following the leash rule for their safety. It can be INCREDIBLY windy, so make sure you dress accordingly. I plan on going back and trying an out-and-back from the southern end.

Very scenic, views ranging from rain forest, to Northern forests. Also pretty easy, great to do it early in the morning. We saw deer as we got there early.

It’s really nice hike with all combine. Bear valley trail is almost flat with no elevation gain along with stream and forest. Arch rock is already collapsed, so avoid it. Sky trail has smoothly elevation gain with good view of pacific.

hiking
3 months ago

Incredibly peaceful hike through imperial redwoods at the Lagunitas creek valley floor and then ascends past small tributary creeks to reach Douglas firs in the upper canopy. The hike is lightly trafficked and presents lots of great views. The hike culminates when it reaches Pioneer Tree - perhaps the only old growth Redwood left in the park. Unexpectedly great winter hike.

Stayed at Coastal Camp for the first night then went on to Wildcat Camp for night 2! Also along Coast Trail! Awesome 3 days .

Beautiful green trail with lots of shade. It's fairly flat and the elevation gain isn't very noticeable. There are many side trails and options for loops, etc. Last trip was a 17 mile hike out to the coastal trail and up to sculpture beach and back. I will be back for many more hikes to come!

hiking
4 months ago

Very quick hike with a fault line where a big earthquake occurred.

hiking
4 months ago

Great little easy hike right by the visitors center. Decided to do it to get a bit of a stretch after driving from Reno before going on to explore more of Pt. Reyes. Has some nice interpretive signs and feels quite deep in the woods for being so close to the visitor center. It was a great short hike that my 2 year old son easily did all by himself.

hiking
4 months ago

I stayed at Sky Campground (finally!) book in advance if you plan to stay on a weekend. I was pretty lazy on this camping trip and just did the sky trail.
It was beautiful. Variety of trees and heavy with dangling moss. It was very special, if only it had rained.
I have a bad knee, so it was a little steep on the way back, but I just took my time and enjoyed the view.

This was a solid hike, even with the conditions. The rain was on and off through the day, but never too heavy. Bring lots of water, snacks, and maybe a meal. We stopped for lunch above Kelham Beach on some large fallen branches from the tree just before the bridge. The final slow incline on Bear Valley can wear on you after the rest of the trail, so don't let it fool you. Was definitely glad to get the Wittenberg climb out of the way first. It was real foggy early in the morning, so we couldn't see much from the top with the overgrowth and the clouds. The trail didn't have much traffic at all and was really quiet. The mud wasn't bad at all even after the heavy rain from the night before. Would definitely do it again sometime.

backpacking
4 months ago

I stayed at the Sky Campground and then hiked this trail from camp. It has beautiful changes in scenery. I loved all the different types of trees and hanging moss. It was definitely mystical in the beginning and spooky on the way back when the sun had set. :)

The way back was a little steep for my bad knee, but I just took my time. I definitely plan on coming back to Point Reyes. I am not a beach person, but there was such diversity in scenery it was wonderful! Got lucky that there was no wind, so day and night didn't drop under 40s.

mountain biking
4 months ago

great trail! steady continuous up hill climb bit very ridable.

Beautiful countryside... I agree - should not be classified as hard. It is 11 miles, but its rolling hills. The arch is no longer there, as I believe it collapsed during the historic winter of 2016-2017. Still well worth it. Completed this today with my three young boys and their grandfather!

Gorgeous hike, but it appears the trail to see Arch Rock is shut down. It was piled high with sticks and brush to close off the trail.

NOT HARD. A beautiful hike through forest and ridge tops with stunning views of the ocean, but not difficult by any stretch. It is a long hike but we found it to be moderate at best.

Incredible changing scenery. Go clockwise for fewer inclines.

backpacking
6 months ago

Great hike views are excellent. Hike in is a little steep for the first 2 miles but mostly flat after that. Campsites were clean and flat areas to pitch your tent.

Awesome trail I did with a complete stranger...

hiking
7 months ago

We took this trail counterclockwise and had lunch on Sculptured Beach. In late Sept, it was totally clear, warm and had spectacular views all the way to the Farallon Islands.

Nice hike, super easy. a couple of downed trees at the start that are a little tricky to get through but smooth sailing afterwards.

7 months ago

Recommend going clockwise for great views. I found this tough on a hot day. 2 water stops at campsites on the way round. Beach was lovely before the burn of the last few miles uphill.

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