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Tule Elk Preserve

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12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94956
+1 415-464-5100
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Long, but rewarding hike

This hike is long (About 9.6 miles roundtrip) but with the scenery and close encounters with elk it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ashnpearson
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Miami, Florida
Stunning views and hikes

Gorgeous Seashore with rolling acreage for hiking, biking, driving. Beautiful views over every... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
JQuilter
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Noblesville, Indiana
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12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94956
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike is long (About 9.6 miles roundtrip) but with the scenery and close encounters with elk it is definitely rewarding! Make sure to bring some water. I also recommend having a picnic once you get to Tomales Point- there is a lovely view and...More

Thank ashnpearson
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous Seashore with rolling acreage for hiking, biking, driving. Beautiful views over every hill. Grazing elk lend themselves to beautiful photos. Hike to a hill top or down to beach. I got a workout but enjoyed a day with high surf and spray. Mesmerizing

Thank JQuilter
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Went here for an afternoon - luckily, it was a very warm (90 F) day in San Francisco, meaning out here it was really pleasant. We drove up to Tule Elk reserve first, and walked part of the trail up there, we were lucky as...More

2  Thank MattBilyard91
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It was great to hear the elk bugling, charging each other and moving in the mating ritual. Worth the drive.

Thank mtngate
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went to see the whales but got to see Tulle Elk instead and a seal pup. It's a wonderful place for wildlife and a walk in the woods or on the beach. The smell of the ocean air and the views at sunset are...More

1  Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We drove as far as we could through the Tule Elk Preserve area of Point Reyes and ended up at the trailhead to McClure's Beach. There was only one other car in the parking lot. We headed on down the trail and ran into an...More

Thank Pinders
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

See or review of Tomales point as the trail passes through this preserve! A very special place for sure.

Thank jackatie
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I was nervous that I wouldn't make it to this point of the park due to darkness but luckily I made it just in time. Saw several different gatherings of elk along the road. Such amazing creatures!

Thank LMcKinney27
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My teen daughter and I took this hike and we were amazed at how beautiful the views were . We saw one Elk on the way up and on the way back down we saw a herd of Tule Elk we were so close we...More

2  Thank glm03
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Have been to the Tule Elk Reserve a number of times and have always seen at least a few elk. They are beautiful animals! Sometimes it involves a walk of two or three miles and sometimes they are right at the entrance to the preserve....More

2  Thank fewsl
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