Photograph the Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes

Monterey Cypress Tree Tunnel at Point Reyes

The Monterey Cypress Tree Tunnel is 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Access to this spot is easy and it's not crowded and often secluded.

Just north of San Francisco, there's a row of giant Monterey cypress trees that forms a “tree tunnel”. Loved by Bay Area locals, it's a tucked away spot in the Point Reyes National Seashore for photographers to capture early morning sun rays, or for anyone to get some moments of solitude.

At the end of the tunnel, you'll find the historic RCA/Marconi Station. In the early 1900s, this was a wireless telegraph station where operators would tap out Morse code messages from the ships to shore. With the decline of Morse code and new technology, the station was retired in the late 1990s, and is currently preserved and cared for by the National Park Service and volunteers from the Maritime Radio Historical Society.

To find this location on a map, search for "KPH Radio Station" in Inverness and drive the green and windy roads to get to this spot. Pull into the long driveway to get to the small parking lot next to the station building. Get there early enough in the morning and you might be lucky enough to catch the sun rays from the rising sun.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible


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Go at sunset!

Beautiful spot - went out this weekend. Visit at the golden hour just before sunset - the lighting is so serene. If you have extra time on your hands, check out the shipwreck at Inverness too!

Visited at sunset, great spot with plenty of other photogenic features nearby. The classic down the barrel shot is fun to nab, but there are plenty of other creative possibilities.

A classic SF area instagram shot. Get there early in the morning or around sunset for the best light.

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