A Beautiful Hike to Abbotts Lagoon

San Francisco Abbott's Lagoon Trail

Added by Pascual Dutton

  • An easy 2.3-mile hike to enjoy the best of Point Reyes.
  • Wildlife, marshes, headlands, and a seemingly endless beach
  • A wonderful spot for a romantic picnic (if it’s a nice day)

If you like beaches, headlands, scenic landscapes, wildflowers, and tons of wildlife viewing, you should give this hike a try. Although it only takes about an hour to complete the out-and-back, the vibe surrounding this area is just begging you to slow down and enjoy your natural surroundings.

The whole hike is beautiful. As you make your way down the trail towards the beach, you’ll meander along creek beds and across a couple of cool bridges until your reach the sand dunes and the beach. On a spring day, the area will be covered with wildflowers, and likely much less crowded than some of the more well known spots nearby.

Be sure to check the weather forecast. Sunny days here are glorious, but cloudy days (although still beautiful) can be very cold. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on this trail. Pick up picnic supplies in Point Reyes Station.

Pack List

  • Picnic supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn


2.3 Miles



Adult Beverages
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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4 months ago


Just checked this out today. Very scenic, and an easy hike. Don't forget your jacket, cause even though it's July it was pretty darn cold. I will be going back for sure. Www.deanmartian.com

4 months ago

10 months ago


we go with my family every year and we like to explore on the endless dunes and look at all of the wildlife---birds, jellyfish, seals etc.

10 months ago

over 1 year ago

This hike is great for families as the trail is well-maintained and had a few strollers on it when I went. It's also relatively flat. Once you get to the small, wooden bridge, you'll be walking on sand, but you can head out to the coast and essentially have the beach to yourself.

over 1 year ago

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