Best Running in Point Reyes

Looking for the best running 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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike the Sky Trail in Point Reyes

    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 ...

    11 miles 1250 ft gain

  • Backpack to Sky Campground in Point Reyes National Seashore

    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...

    2.2 miles 185 ft gain

  • Hike Helen Putnam Regional Park

    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 t...

    6 miles 550 ft gain

  • A 6.2 Mile Classic Trail Run

    The Cataract Trail is a Bay Area classic! Gorgeous at any time of year, this trail gets a lot of hiking traffic in the Spring and Summer when the waterfalls that follow the route are flowing strong, but it remains well worth braving the crowds. Be...

  • Hike the Matt Davis-Coastal Trail Loop

    This hike is an alternative to the famous Matt Davis to Steep Ravine Loop. The hike starts at Stinson Beach, just behind the fire Station. I recommend parking at the Beach parking lot. The Matt Davis trail is one of the best constructed trails I h...

    6.2 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Hike around Phoenix Lake

    Enjoy the peacefulness of making it out to the lake for a quick hike without worrying too much about challenging climbs or difficult terrain. Take the wide fire road from the car uphill and then jump on the Phoenix Lake Trail. From here, you’ll co...

    2.7 miles 200 ft gain

  • Camp at Steep Ravine Environmental Campground

    Gain access through a private locked gate, and descend about 1 mile down to the bluff's edge. There is only parking for 1 car per site and also several cabins that can be rented.A camp host is on site and there are bathrooms and water spigots thro...

  • Hike or Run Mt. Tam via Temelpa Trail

    The Mt. Tam Hill Climb via Temelpa Trail is an iconic, "best-of" climb in the trail running community, drawing some of the world's greatest athletes to experience its breathtaking views and technical downhill. Surprisingly though, outside of local...

    4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike or Run the Owl Trail

    The Owl Trail runs between Slide Ranch and the Muir Beach Overlook and is a great way to take in the breathtaking views, flora and fauna of the Northern California coast.  The easiest way to access the trail is to park at the Muir Beach Overlook a...

    1.2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Crane Creek Regional Park

    With multiple loops of varying length, this park is great for anyone looking for a casual hike around a beautiful area in the foothills of Rohnert Park. Crane Creek has nice secluded picnic areas next to the creek in the cover of willow, alder, bu...

    3.5 miles

  • 9.5mi Debt of Gratitude Run

    Debt of Gratitude (DoG for short) takes advantage of the rich network of trails in China Camp State Park, situated just outside San Rafael on the edge of the Bay. The park is characterized by moderate grades and smooth, fast-running singletrack. M...

  • Active Overnight in Marin

    When you think of singletracks and camping (because that's what we all do), most don't think of San Rafael, located in central Marin County. But, the next time you're planning on an adventure to cross the Golden Gate and head North, consider visit...