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Drakes Head Trail

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Trail

1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 35' 11 m
Descent: -138' -42 m
High: 220' 67 m
Low: 82' 25 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

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

Megan W

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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