how to hike the  Tomales Point Trail

in Point Reyes National Seashore

hike overview

With dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, Tomales and Bodega Bay, Tule Elk and spring blooms this 10 mile trail is a must do in Point Reyes.

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10 miles

while mostly flat, this is a challenging hike due to the mileage. plan for 5 hours.


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tomales trailhead

a small parking lot is located at the end of pierce point road


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start early

this is one of the more popular hikes in point reyes, so get there early for fewer crowds!


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water & food

there are no stores or water sources in this part of the park. bring plenty of water and snacks


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wildlife sightings

this is a tule elk reserve, you'll likely see them, keep your distance. YOu could also see whales!


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wear layers

weather conditions vary, it can be foggy and windy or clear skies!


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use caution

- stay away from the cliffs edge - have a full tank of gas - download maps offline as there is no cell reception.