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Kehoe Beach

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 4.0 (6)

This completely flat trail to sandy Kehoe Beach is the only one at Point Reyes allowing dogs.


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0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

100%

Runnable

48' 15 m

High

23' 7 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

28' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Dogs allowed, but must be leashed. Dogs are permitted on the beach north of the trail, but not south of the trail (to protect plover habitat). Bikes are allowed on this trail.

Runner Notes

This is a very popular spot for families and dogs so expect to dodge traffic. There is one muddy spot on the path and loose sand at the end.

Description

From the trailhead, the wide gravel path skirts the freshwater Kehoe Marsh where songbirds proliferate. Soon the wet habit turns to sandy dunes and the ocean appears. In spring (especially April), take a spur trail to the right near a bench to witness an explosion of wildflowers on the bluffs. Retrace your steps back to the regular Kehoe Beach trail for a picnic or relaxing stroll the wide sandy beach. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

You may encounter cows on this trail. Also look for elusive brush rabbits, bobcats and mountain lions which are occasionally sighted in this area. In summer, sample the blackberries across the road from the trail head. Grasses, salmonberry, vines, ice plant, mustard weed, lupine, poppies.

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Megan W

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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Windy Kehoe Beach
Feb 25, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Wind on the dunes of Kehoe Beach
Mar 25, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Marsh grasses along the Kehoe Beach trail
Feb 25, 2015 near Inverness, CA
The hills are alive near Kehoe Beach
Mar 25, 2015 near Inverness, CA

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