Drakes Beach Trail
ElevationAscent: 196' 60 m
Descent: -202' -62 m
High: 217' 66 m
Low: 15' 5 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“Run along the bluffs overlooking Drakes Bay.”— John McKinney
The Drakes Beach Trail departs from the parking lot at Drakes Beach. Heading west, follow the 1/4 mile path for the Peter Behr Overlook. From here, you can get some of the best views of Drakes Bay.
Moving further west, past the overlook point, you can traverse the high bluffs along the shoreline. Turn around at any point to return to the parking area, making for an enjoyable and leisurely out-and-back run.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Point Reyes National Seashore