Point Reyes National Seashore

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135 mi 218 km of trail 7 Featured Runs

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From its scenic open grasslands, forested ridges, and brushy hillsides to its expansive sandy beaches and rocky headlands, Point Reyes offers a varied and stunning diversity of over 1,500 species of plants and animals. Whether you are taking in the views while hiking along the inland trails or listening to the thunderous ocean breakers on the rugged shoreline, you are certain to be amazed by the diversity of this seashore. The park was also home to several cultures over thousands of years and preserves the rich tapestry of stories from these various inhabitants and their interactions with the landscape and each other. Point Reyes awaits your exploration!

To learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
All Visitor Centers are open year round, but are closed December 25. Visitor centers may close at 2 pm on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Hours for each visitor center vary by season; visit the Point Reyes website for current hours and more information.
  • Bear Valley Visitor Center
  • Lighthouse Visitor Center
  • Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center

Visiting Tips

Point Reyes National Seashore is open daily from sunrise to midnight, 365 days a year. Overnight camping is available by permit only.

Fees & Passes:
There is no entrance fee for Point Reyes National Seashore; however, there are some fee-based services.

To find out more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

Point Reyes National Seashore offers year-round backcountry hike-in camping along Drakes Bay and in the Phillip Burton Wilderness and boat-in camping on the west shore of Tomales Bay. Because of its location near the Metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area, the campsites at Point Reyes are in great demand, and reservations are strongly suggested. Reservations may be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777 (TDD: 877-833-6777). Fees are: $20 per night (1 to 6 people), $40 per night (7 to 14 people), $50 per night (15 to 25 people).

  • Coast Camp: Twelve individual sites and two group sites.
  • Glen Camp: Twelve individual sites and no group sites.
  • Sky Camp: Eleven individual sites and one group site.
  • Wildcat Camp: Five individual sites and three group sites. Three of the individual sites only hold up to four people.
  • Tomales Bay: Twenty permits are available each day. Nine to parties of 1 to 6 people, 8 to parties of 7 to 14 people, and 3 to parties of 15 to 25 people.

The only lodging within Point Reyes National Seashore is the Point Reyes Hostel which offers dormitory style accommodations, as well as four private rooms. There are also many other nearby camping opportunities in the surrounding communities.

Food & Drink

Point Reyes National Seashore is conveniently located by one of the United States' culinary meccas, San Francisco! If you're staying in the Bay Area, be sure to take advantage of the local cuisine. If you're looking for a bite while in or near the park itself, the National Park Service has also compiled a list of options.

After the Run: Local Favorites

Bovine Bakery Morning buns are great...especially when they are still warm.
Cafe Reyes Try the Pizza Margherita - With prosciutto.
Tomales Bay Oyster Company Small oysters are big, no need to grab Mediums! If tables are full and the wait is long, take oysters to go. Invest in a good shucker! Seriously, do it.
15479 Hwy 1, Marshall CA — (415) 663-1242
Olema Farm House Restaurant You must have their grilled corn on the cobb and their burger was to die for..: Such a pleasant experience. Perfect lunch on a perfect day. Ask for Christa she made our day.
Sir And Star at the Olema Come hungry. Have the Chef's dinner on Sat. You'll have things you'd never thought you eat & you won't be disappointed.
Rancho Nicasio Restaurant Butter lettuce salad with point reyes blue cheese and candied walnuts. The salmon's amazing too.
Arti Cafe Some of the best Indian I've had anywhere. You won't be sorry that you stopped here.
Tomales Bakery The smells and tastes are divine! Great Sandwiches!
27000 Highway 1, Tomales CA — (707) 878-2429
Woodacre Country Market & Deli There are so many good treats and healthy fresh cooked meals in here. I can recommend the carrot cake and coffee.
JJ's Burger Joint Great burgers. Southern bbq is my favorite
2031 Novato Blvd, Novato CA — (415) 895-6677
The Hummingbird Michelle, the owner, used to work at a place in New Orleans I used to go to all the time and she's awesome! The crawfish (in anything) is always amazing. Also the chicken and waffles!
57 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax CA — (415) 457-9866
Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria They do the Caprese sandwich right! Toasty bread, lightly melted mozzarella and a bit of balsamic. Win!
45 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax CA — (415) 453-7472
Perry's Deli No frills establishment. Just great food in a little town deli. If you're looking for something light try the wraps.
Cafe Lotus Супер вкусная еда:)
Grilly's Fairfax Surprisingly good burritos, pork tacos were good as well.
1 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax CA — (415) 457-6171
Village Sake I love the place. It's very tiny, but food is beyond your expectations. Premium quality
19 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax CA — (415) 295-6063
Barefoot Café Take a look at the beer menu. While not hugely extensive, the beers are carefully selected. Something a beer drinker can appreciate.
Mas Masa Kombucha on tap is delicious!
Casa Manana Mexican And American Restaurant Come during heat waves for horchata popcicles.
69 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax CA — (415) 454-2384

Other Activities

Whether hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing kayaking, or camping, there are many ways to explore the park. Additionally, the region surrounding Point Reyes is ripe with opportunity for all kinds of activities. The NPS has compiled a great list of nearby attractions which details other parks in the area as well as other educational opportunities.

The Bay Area also has some amazing opportunities for mountain biking. Check out MTB Project for all the maps you need to get out and ride!

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Bolinas, CA
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Bolinas, CA
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#7 Bear Valley
Inverness, CA
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#8 Estero
Inverness, CA
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#9 Bucklin
Inverness, CA
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#10 Sunset Beach
Inverness, CA
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#11 Earthquake Trail
Inverness, CA
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Inverness, CA
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#13 McClures Beach
Inverness, CA
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#14 Horse
Inverness, CA
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#15 Ocean Lake Loop
Bolinas, CA
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#16 Greenpicker
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
3.5 mi 5.7 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
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#17 Mt Wittenberg
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
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#18 Sky
Inverness, CA
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#19 Drakes Head Trail
Inverness, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Inverness, CA
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#20 Ridge
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
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