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Drakes Head Trail

 3.5 (2)

1.2 Miles 2.0 Kilometers


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Runnable

35' 11 m

Ascent

-138' -42 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

220' 67 m

High

82' 25 m

Low

Shared By Megan W

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This mellow trail offers outstanding views of Drakes and Limantour Esteros.

Megan W

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The trail can be faint and more like a cattle path, which isn't ideal for running.

Description

From the junction with the Estero trail, head south on a gentle downhill, generally on a ridge to the point. The last section of the trail seems more like a cattle trail than a human trail, but persevere - this is a favorite vantage point for spotting seabirds, whales and sea lions. Many visitors enjoy having a picnic on the bluff of Drakes Head. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Overlook is a good place for spotting migrating whales. Sea lions, white pelicans, egrets, other seabirds.

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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