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Point Reyes, California

Point Reyes, California is home to some of the best activities and attractions in the United States. From scenic hikes and trails to breathtaking views, there is something for everyone. For those looking to explore the outdoors, the Point Reyes National Seashore is a must-visit. With over 150 miles of trails, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as biking, horseback riding, and kayaking. The seashore also has numerous camping spots, making it ideal for a weekend getaway. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, the area is home to many beaches and parks, perfect for a picnic or a day of relaxation. With so many activities to choose from, visitors to Point Reyes are sure to find something that suits their needs.

Top Spots in and near Point Reyes

  • Inverness, California

    Hike the Estero Trail

    5.0
    8 mi / 200 ft gain
    June sunshine blazes on your shoulders during this scenic stroll through the Point Reyes Seashore. The trail is alive and awash with colorful wildflowers around every corner.Beginning at the trailhead, just off Home Ranch Road, with a convenient parking lot and bathroom, you'll wade through a hal...
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  • Inverness, California

    Photograph the Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes

    4.3
    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 ...
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  • Inverness, California

    Kayak Camping in Point Reyes

    4.9
    Like camping in remote locations? Love oysters? This is it! Tomales Bay offers boat-in only campgrounds along the east side of the peninsula. We departed from Chicken Ranch Beach, which is on the west side of Tomales Bay. We jumped in our kayaks and headed north in the bay for a quick breather at...
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  • Inverness, California

    Explore the S.S. Point Reyes Shipwreck

    3.9
    Explore the shipwreck of the S.S. Point Reyes, perched on a sand bar off the shoreline of Tomales Bay. It is located in the small town of Inverness, just behind the grocery store. If you are driving North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd it will be on your right side. Parking is easy and you will see a ...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Hike the Laguna Trail & Coast Trail Loop

    5.0
    5.2 mi / 300 ft gain
    Leave your car on a side of the road. When navigating there, put "HI Hostel Point Reyes" in your navigation - you park literally on the other side of the road, opposite to the hostel. Go to the west and soon you'll find the start of Coast Trail with a tsunami warning sign. During first 1.8 mile y...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Coast Campground via Laguna Trailhead

    4.3
    4.02 mi / 633 ft gain
    This campground is the closest you can get to staying overnight on Pt. Reyes coastline if you're backpacking in. Once you get there, enjoy the view! The easiest way to get to the camp is from the slightly uphill hike along the Laguna Trail and the Firelane Trail. The trailhead for the Laguna Tra...
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  • Inverness, California

    Abbotts Lagoon Trail

    4.6
    3.43 mi / 102 ft gain
    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. T...
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  • Inverness, California

    Limantour Beach

    4.8
    5.33 mi / 66 ft gain
    The entire drive to Pt. Reyes is picturesque, but once you make it to Limantour, you and your dog can both get out and enjoy it! This area, between Drake's Bay and an estuary, allows you to spend time relaxing or head out for a run (keep the dog on leash). If you're lucky you might either get a c...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Sky Trail Loop

    5.0
    9.55 mi / 1818 ft gain
    Sky Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore is a dramatic, mostly single-track trail that runs along the main spine of the Inverness Ridge and across highest mountains in Point Reyes, looming above the Olema Valley and Highway 1 which mark the San Andreas Fault rift zone and the dividing line betw...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Sky Campground via Sky Trail

    2.66 mi / 495 ft gain
    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.   Once at the Sky Trailhead parking lot.  The Sky Trailhead will be on the left side pulling in.  The hike is not very strenuous and not all that lo...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Drake's Beach, Pt. Reyes

    5.0
    Named after the famed explorer, Sir Francis Drake, Drakes Beach is part of the scenic Point Reyes National Seashore. If you're looking to spend a day and an evening at the beach, grab some snacks and some firewood and head out to Drakes Beach. Key things to remember with the bonfire: Build th...
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  • Inverness, California

    Marshall Beach Trail

    5.0
    2.41 mi / 305 ft gain
    Marshall Beach Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Inverness, California.
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Bear Valley to Coast Camp Loop

    5.0
    16.18 mi / 2818 ft gain
    Permit and Trail Camp Info To stay overnight in Point Reyes, you must stay at one of the Trail Camps.   Camping anywhere else in the park is not allowed.    Permits for the Trail Camps can be booked up to 6 months in advance.  If you are looking to go on a weekend, then you'll want to start loo...
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  • Chimney Rock Trail Head, California

    Chimney Rock

    4.5
    1.82 mi / 151 ft gain
    Chimney Rock is a 1.8-mile out-and-back, single-track trail. The trailhead gets crowded (even on weekdays) with amateur and professional photographers, as well as nature lovers clutching field guides. Hikers seeking a quiet nature experience may wish to look elsewhere. The display is impressive, ...
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  • Inverness, California

    Tomales Point Trail

    4.7
    9.47 mi / 1165 ft gain
    This hike will take you through the Tule Elk Preserve in Point Reyes Nation Seashore, and offers fantastic views of Bodega and Tomales Bay, as well as the Pacific Ocean. Start at the Tomales Point Trailhead near the Historic Pierce Point Ranch. Follow the trail for roughly three miles. This trai...
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  • Inverness, California

    McClures Beach

    1.44 mi / 243 ft gain
    This beach is really easy to get to. Just follow Pierce Point Road until you see the sign to the beach. It's an easy hike down from the parking lot.  There is very little shade, so make sure to bring some sunscreen. Be extremely cautious with getting into the water. There is likely underwater cu...
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Camping and Lodging in Point Reyes

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA
Petaluma, California

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA

AutoCamp Russian River
Guerneville, California

AutoCamp Russian River

From $149 / night

Warm Springs Rec Area
Geyserville, California

Warm Springs Rec Area

Guides, Insights and Stories from Point Reyes

10 Must-Do Adventures in Point Reyes National Seashore

10 Must-Do Adventures in Point Reyes National Seashore

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Point Reyes Can Be the Most Amazing Place You've Ever Been To

Point Reyes Can Be the Most Amazing Place You've Ever Been To

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Looking For Wildlife at Point Reyes National Seashore

Looking For Wildlife at Point Reyes National Seashore

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Escape to Marin for a Winter Weekend Getaway

Escape to Marin for a Winter Weekend Getaway

Sara Sheehy

5 Backpacking Adventures North of San Francisco in Marin County

5 Backpacking Adventures North of San Francisco in Marin County

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4 Paddling Adventures in Marin County

4 Paddling Adventures in Marin County

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