Tomales Point – Tule Elk Reserve – Point Reyes

Posted on 04 April 2010

April 17, 2010
Time: 9:00 – 2:00
Location: Tomales Tule Elk Reserve – Tomales Point – Point Reyes
This fantastic trail has the Pacific Ocean to your left and Tomales Bay to your right. The hike leads to the point where the two meet. There are several herds of Tule Elk – It is amazing.
Trail Distance: Approximately 9.5 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Hard – Mostly rolling dirt path – Considered Hard because of the distance. It is an in and out trail, so if it becomes too difficult, you can turn around.
Elevation Change: Approximately 1100′ total elevation change
Children: Dirt Path
Dogs: No Dogs Allowed
Cost: Free
*Note: Mountain Lions have been seen on this trail, but no record of an attack. Not recommended for hiking alone – always have a hiking buddy.
Directions: From US 101 in Marin County, exit Sir Francis Drake/San Anselmo. Drive west on Sir Francis Drake about 20 miles, to the junction with CA 1, turn right, drive 0.1 mile, and then turn left onto Bear Valley Road. After about 2 miles, Bear Valley Road ends at Sir Francis Drake; turn left. Continue on Sir Francis Drake about 5.5 miles, then turn right onto Pierce Point Road. Drive about 9 miles on Pierce Point Road to the signed Tomales Point Trailhead, a short distance from McClures Beach, at the end of the road. Keep going. The road will be long and winding – you are not lost – continue to the end until you find the white barn and parking lot.
* Be sure to check weather (sufficient apparel); bring water; try to carpool; allow travel time

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