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Point Reyes National Seashore

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54699 acre Park managed by: National Park Service

This spectacular peninsula delights visitors with wild coastal beaches, dramatic rocky headlands, rich estuaries, open grasslands, and forested ridges.

Because it is on a different tectonic plate than the east shore of Tomales Bay, the parent rock of Point Reyes produces different soils and noticeable differences in vegetation. Visitors can discover over 1000 species of plants and animals including Tule elk, elephant seals, and gray whales.

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Point Reyes/ Five Brooks to Bear Valley VC

by Ryan Branciforte

One-way day hike or overnight trip from Five Brooks to Bear Valley Visitor Center, over Inverness Ridge to Wildcat Beach, ...

 
Coastal Trail to Palomarin Beach

by Jules Evens

  An easy stroll from the parking area at the end of Mesa Road to the shore; 1.4 miles round ...

 
Muddy Hollow Trail

by Jules Evens

Read a fully illustrated version of this post. This short, gentle walk follows the course of Muddy Hollow Creek from ...

 
Lower Lagunitas Creek Walk

by Jules Evens

  Begin at the White house Pool, a Marin County Open Space District park and follow the narrow footpath through ...

 
Tomales Point, to the tip

by Jules Evens

  The Tomales Point Trail starts at the historic Pierce Point Ranch and stretches northward nearly five miles to a ...

 
Limantour Beach to Five Brooks

by Jules Evens

This 16.5-mile trek from Limantour Beach to Five-Brooks follows the coast past Bear Valley Creek then climbs through coastal scrub into ...

 
Marshall Beach Walk

by Jules Evens

  An easy to moderate walk on a gravel road, 2.8 miles round-trip. The approach to Marshall Beach is rather ...

 
Arroyo Hondo out and back

by Jules Evens

  Arroyo Hondo, January 18, 2012, after months of drought-like conditions We only a have an hour or two before ...

 
Chimney Rock Walk

by Jules Evens

The Outer Point Reyes Peninsula is a Mecca for both birds and birdwatchers during autumn migration. The month of September ...

 
Point Reyes Light House Walk

by Jules Evens

The Outer Point Reyes Peninsula is a Mecca for both birds and birdwatchers during autumn migration. The month of September ...

 
Estero to White Gate Trail, Point Reyes

by Jules Evens

Conditions: HIked on January 28, 2012. Clear sky, temperature 60-72°F, negligible wind, low tide. Route: Estero Trail to Sunset Beach ...

 
Bear Valley-Meadow Trail Loop

by Jules Evens

The Bear Valley trail, heading southwest from Park Headquarters to the coast, is one of the emblematic walks, and the ...

 
Woodpecker Easy Loop

by Jules Evens

  Hiked on January 21, 2012, after some much needed, quenching rain. Another short, easy hike (0.7 miles; 30 minutes ...

 
Walking the Rift Zone at Point Reyes

by Jules Evens

Hiked: February 15, 2012. The Rift Zone trail begins at Five Brooks Pond, a manmade millpond built by the Sweet ...

 
Palomarin to Bear Valley Visitor Center

by Jules Evens

  At the Palomarin trailhead a sign warns "Entering Mountain Lion Habitat" and provides the usual cautionary notes–stand upright, maintain ...

 
Palomarin-Lake Ranch-Ridge Trail

by Jules Evens

  This rather long and moderately strenuous hike ascends the west-facing slope of Inverness Ridge and traverse long sections its ...

 
Sky Trail-Fire Lane Loop

by Jules Evens

This rather long and moderately strenuous hike ascends the west-facing slope of Inverness Ridge and traverse long sections its fir-forested ...

 
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