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Tomales Point at Point Reyes National Seashore

Glorious views and grazing elk await at Point Reyes National Seashore. Moderate 10-mile hike.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 10.2 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  It's nearly impossible to get lost on the way to Tomales Point, a rocky fingernail of land poking into the Pacific Ocean north of San ... more »

Tips:  Tomales Point requires a long drive and a long hike. Plan for an all-day outing if you want to go the distance.

Don't count on... more »

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Points of Interest

1. The Trail

Tomales Point Trail starts next to the historic Pierce Point Ranch, and heads in a fairly direct line toward Tomales Point. While the ups and downs are no big deal, they do add up. It's a relatively mild 10 miles but it's still 10 miles.

You may start seeing elk as soon as a mile in. Occasionally, National Parks Service staff will set up... More

2. Tomales Point

The trail turns to sand in the last mile, which makes the going a bit more challenging. Around mile 4.5 the trail edges right up to a precipitous cliff with roaring surf below. Watch your step here; a fall will be fatal.

From there it's a short jaunt to the point, where you can kick back, grab a few snacks, enjoy the antics of aquatic birds and ... More