10 Must-Do Adventures in Point Reyes National Seashore

A taste of the wild California Coast within striking distance of the Bay Area.

Point Reyes is one of the most amazing locations along the California Coast, especially considering what a contrast it is to the nearby bustling Bay Area. As soon as you drive the winding roads towards Point Reyes, you start to feel worlds away from the city sprawl behind you. Step out of your car and onto the trail to take in the wild landscape and experience up close views of wildlife. With the herds of tule elk roaming right beside the hiking trails, coyotes darting around the hillside, and migrating whales just hundreds of feet off shore, this place just feels wild. 

Whether you're a hiker, photographer, camper, kayaker, or all of the above, Point Reyes has an adventure for you. Check out some of our favorites below and start planning your trip!

Adventure by Jeff Driscoll

Adventure by Lisa Bao

Adventure by The Outbound Collective

Adventure by Gaby Colletta

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Adventure by Yuriy R

Adventure by Jake Young

Adventure by Joel Bear

Adventure by Julie and Brian

Adventure by Josiah Roe

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Cover photo by Josiah Roe

Published: February 8, 2019

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