The Best Chillin in Point Reyes

Looking for the best chillin in Point Reyes? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Point Reyes. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin 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

    4.2
    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

    A Beautiful Hike to Abbotts Lagoon

    4.6
    2.3 mi
    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. Th...
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  • Inverness, California

    Walk along Limantour Beach

    4.8
    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

    Hike the Sky Trail in Point Reyes

    5.0
    11 mi / 1250 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

    Backpack to Sky Campground in Point Reyes National Seashore

    2.2 mi / 185 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.  You can get one at Recreation.Gov or reserveamerica.com.  Getting a Permit in person at a visitors center in Point Reyes National Seashore is a opti...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Beach Bonfire at 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 the f...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Backpack the Bear Valley to Coast Camp Loop

    5.0
    15.09 mi / 2834 ft gain
    Permit and Trail Camp InfoTo 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 looking...
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  • Inverness, California

    Hike to McClures Beach

    1.25 mi / 230 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 cur...
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  • Inverness, California

    Watch the Sunset at Point Reyes Lighthouse

    4.0
    From San Francisco, drive north over the Golden Gate Bridge and onto the scenic Route One. Plan to spend a full day on the round trip if you're going for the first time; along the drive, you'll most likely want to stop every ten minutes to check out the charming seaside towns or the stunning coas...
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  • Lagunitas, California

    Swim at the Inkwells

    4.5
    These natural swimming holes are filled with water flowing from Kent Lake, so they're usually pretty refreshing. And by refreshing, we mean cold. We know this first-hand by testing the pools in the winter months. Let's just say if you can stay in for more than 5 seconds, you're a hero. If you jum...
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  • Bolinas, California

    Hike and Swim at Bass Lake

    4.2
    6.3 mi
    Follow the Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead to Bass Lake. It's a fairly easy ~2.5-3 miles to the Lake. As soon as you pass the lake, on the left you will see a narrow unmarked dirt trail. Take this trail and you'll get to a nice clearing with easy lake access (this will be a great spot for lu...
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  • Nicasio, California

    Hike the Roys Redwood Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2.3 mi / 300 ft gain
    Roy's Redwoods Preserve is an easily missed pocket of Redwoods off Nicasio Valley Road in Marin County. Don't miss it: heading North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd turn right onto Nicasio Valley Rd--the gate for this little park is about a half mile up on the right. From the main entrance you enter a ...
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  • Petaluma, California

    Hike Helen Putnam Regional Park

    4.0
    6 mi / 550 ft gain
    A 216-acre park, Helen Putnam offers 9 trails that are relatively short but can be combined however you wish. Go 2 miles or 10 miles. Loop in and out, up or around. I take a different route every time I hike here.For a good 6-mile hike, begin at the southwest corner, where the parking lot and res...
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  • Novato, California

    Hike Mount Burdell

    6.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Start at the wide gravel parking lot. You will find the start of the Burdell Trail on the south side leading directly up the mountain.  The Burdell Trail winds around the southern slopes before beginning to switch back and forth up the east side of the mountain. The forest full of toyon, bay and ...
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  • Bodega Bay, California

    Hike the Bodega Head Nature Trail

    4.5
    1.7 mi / 120 ft gain
    Sitting west of the San Andrea fault, the Bodega Head is a massive chunk of granite from the Salinian Block, a geological terrane that contains Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands, and shares its origins with the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Head itself having been carried hundreds of miles to t...
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