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Point Reyes National Seashore

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41 mi 65 km of trail 0 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 11 Trails Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

From its scenic open grasslands, forested ridges, and brushy hillsides to its expansive sandy beaches and rocky headlands, Point Reyes offers a varied and stunning diversity of over 1,500 species of plants and animals. Whether you are taking in the views while hiking along the inland trails or listening to the thunderous ocean breakers on the rugged shoreline, you are certain to be amazed by the diversity of this seashore. The park was also home to several cultures over thousands of years and preserves the rich tapestry of stories from these various inhabitants and their interactions with the landscape and each other. Point Reyes awaits your exploration!

To learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Point Reyes National Seashore provides a variety of mountain biking opportunities traversing diverse habitats and terrains. You can explore trails through evergreen forests, coastal scrub, or along estuaries and beach bluffs. The Visitor Centers offer a free map of the park's trails, indicating which trails are designated for bike use. You can also download a map online.

Point Reyes only permits biking outside of wilderness areas along emergency access/dirt fire roads, paved roads, and a few singletrack trails. Bicyclists must yield to equestrians and hikers. For more information about biking in the park, visit the park's website.

Visiting Tips

Point Reyes National Seashore is open daily from sunrise to midnight, 365 days a year. Overnight camping is available by permit only.

Fees & Passes:
There is no entrance fee for Point Reyes National Seashore; however, there are some fee-based services.
To find out more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

Point Reyes National Seashore offers year-round backcountry hike-in camping along Drakes Bay and in the Phillip Burton Wilderness and boat-in camping on the west shore of Tomales Bay. Because of its location near the Metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area, the campsites at Point Reyes are in great demand, and reservations are strongly suggested. Reservations may be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777 (TDD: 877-833-6777).

  • Coast Camp: Twelve individual sites and two group sites.
  • Glen Camp: Twelve individual sites and no group sites.
  • Sky Camp: Eleven individual sites and one group site.
  • Wildcat Camp: Five individual sites and three group sites. Three of the individual sites only hold up to four people.
  • Tomales Bay: Twenty permits are available each day. Nine to parties of 1 to 6 people, 8 to parties of 7 to 14 people, and 3 to parties of 15 to 25 people.

The only lodging within Point Reyes National Seashore is the Point Reyes Hostel which offers dormitory style accommodations, as well as four private rooms. There are also many other nearby camping opportunities in the surrounding communities.

Food & Drink

Point Reyes National Seashore is conveniently located by one of the United States' culinary meccas, San Francisco! If you're staying in the Bay Area, be sure to take advantage of the local cuisine. If you're looking for a bite while in or near the park itself, the National Park Service has also compiled a list of options.

Other Activities

Whether hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing kayaking, or camping, there are many ways to explore the park. Additionally, the region surrounding Point Reyes is ripe with opportunity for all kinds of activities. The NPS has compiled a great list of nearby attractions which details other parks in the area as well as other educational opportunities.

The Bay Area also has some amazing opportunities for mountain biking. Check out MTB Project for all the maps you need to get out and ride!

Trails in Point Reyes National Seashore - 18

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0.9 mi 1.5 km #1Chimney Rock
Easy
Inverness, CA
Easy
Inverness, CA
3.0 mi 4.9 km #2Coast Trail - North
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA
6.9 mi 11.1 km #3Stewart
Intermediate/Difficult
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Inverness Ridge
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #5Bear Valley
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Sunset Beach
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #7Marshall Beach
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #8Drakes Head
Easy
Inverness, CA
Easy
Inverness, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #9Abbotts Lagoon
Easy
Inverness, CA
Easy
Inverness, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Sky
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #11Bull Point
Easy
Inverness, CA
Easy
Inverness, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #12Kehoe Beach
Easy
Inverness, CA
Easy
Inverness, CA
5.6 mi 8.9 km #13Olema Valley
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
4.0 mi 6.5 km #14Estero
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Intermediate
Inverness, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #15Randall
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #16Glen Camp Loop
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #17White Gate
Easy
Inverness, CA
Easy
Inverness, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #18Glen
Easy
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Easy
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA

Photos of Point Reyes National Seashore - 14

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View of the first estuary
Dec 27, 2013 near Inverness, CA
Tree tunnel on the Inverness Ridge trail
Mar 10, 2015 near Inverness, CA
View looking southeast across Drakes Estero at high tide.
Mar 10, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Point Reyes, Estero Trail bridge
Mar 10, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Sunset Beach
Dec 30, 2013 near Inverness, CA
Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
Mar 10, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Bird watching at Abbotts Lagoon
Mar 10, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Bear Valley Trail, Point Reyes
Mar 10, 2015 near Lagunit…, CA