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Backpack to Sky Campground in Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes Station, California

Details

Distance

2.2 miles

Elevation Gain

185 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Skyler Hardy

Point Reyes National Seashore is home to the opportunity of exploring the Ocean as well as a giant coastal environment. One of these awesome places is Sky Camp. From the Sky Trail head the beautiful Limantour Beach is a 4.1 miles drive away in Point Reyes National Seashore. Also Sky Camp Trailhead is a inspiring 23 miles drive away from the Point Reyes Lighthouse and is 19 mile drive away from Drakes Beach. 

Entering Point Reyes National Seashore from Bear Valley Road the Sky Trailhead is a 4.9 mile drive.  Camping in Sky Camp requires a Camping Permit.  You can get one at Recreation.Gov or reserveamerica.com.  Getting a Permit in person at a visitors center in Point Reyes National Seashore is a option as well. 

Once at the Sky Trailhead parking lot.  The Sky Trail head will be on the left side pulling in.  The hike is not very strenuous and not all that long.  Once at Sky Camp, There are views of the Pacific Ocean.  Relax and play some card games at night or tell stories.  Admire the beauty of Nature. 

Sky Camp has a picnic table and bear Locker in every campsite.  There is a bathroom right before you head right and up into Sky Camp off the on the main trail.  About 100ft from the bathroom is a spigot with potable water.  There are no fire rings and camp fires are prohibited.  There is a 4 mile trail form Sky Camp to the beach. 

On the way out of Point Reyes National Seashore make the short 4.1 mile drive to Limantour Beach and relax.  Soak in the sunset or just watch the Ocean.  

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