Join Greenbelt Alliance on a nature hike in the Point Reyes National Seashore!
Starting from the Laguna Trailhead, we’ll follow the Coast Trail to a lunch stop at Santa Maria Beach. We then go inland on the Laguna Trail back to the trailhead. Along the way, we’ll enjoy great views (weather permitting) of the Point Reyes coast.
We’ll also see the impacts and rebirth from two fires, the first in 1995, and the recent Woodward Fire, which Point Reyes National Seashore staff have said was beneficial to the area’s ecology. About a mile of the hike will be along the edge of the Woodward Fire footprint.
This is an easy to moderate five-mile loop with only about 400 feet in elevation change.
David Schmidt and Serena Enger.
Heavy rain cancels.
Free; Reservations Required.
WHERE TO MEET
We’ll assemble at the Laguna Trailhead.
Take Sir Frances Drake Blvd. to Highway 1 at Olema. Turn right, then immediately left onto Bear Valley Road, pass the Bear Valley Visitor Center, and continue about a mile to the intersection with Limantour Road. Turn left onto Limantour Road. Continue on Limantour Road about five miles, then turn left at the sign for Pt. Reyes American Youth Hostel/Clem Miller Environmental Education Center. Continue past the hostel building about ¼ mile and park at the Laguna Trailhead.
Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin at email@example.com. x321.