Photograph the Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes

Inverness, California

based on 14 reviews


Added by Lisa Bao

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.

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Photograph the Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes Reviews

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

It's really a site to see! And since it's one of the few areas with a line of Cypress Trees, which you can see from the highway, it isn't too hard to spot. If you plan to use google maps to get there, make sure you load it in Inverness, because you won't have service once you enter the seashore.

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