Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area Guide Book

by Jessica Lage (Wilderness Press)
Point Reyes The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area  by Jessica Lage

249pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0899973507

Only 30 miles from San Francisco, Point Reyes National Seashore attracts admirers year-round to its forests, wetlands, and beaches. Visitors come to this tranquil place to hike, camp, backpack, bike, kayak, horseback ride, picnic, fish, and nature-watch. This invaluable resource gives detailed information on the trails, roads, camps, and and beaches within the Seashore, plus surrounding parks and preserves. Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore & Surrounding Area has much more than coverage of all the popular recreational activities and hiking trails. Here's your complete resource guide to all facets of Point Reyes and its surroundings, from the National Seashore, Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks, Audubon Canyon Ranch Bolinas Lagoon Preserve, to the towns of Bolinas, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Inverness, and Marshall.

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Trails from the "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 41.
... Preview: A freshwater marsh, brackish lagoon, and open ocean all provide prime birdwatching and wildflower viewing on this easy ramble. From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Inverness, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: From the 1466-foot vantage point atop Barnabe Mountain, clear days allow views of Tomales Bay in the north all the way to Mt. Diablo in the south. Shaded, gradual switchbacks comprise the first half o ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Lagunitas, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Meander through dense young bishop pines and fragrant ceanothus bushes in the regenerating burn area. Take in coastal views and descend to a lush riparian environment, with excellent birdwatching oppo ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Point Reyes Station, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A simple stroll down Limantour Beach follows the curve of Drakes Bay to reach Coast Camp. At low tide, you can explore Sculptured and Secret beaches beyond. From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Point Reyes Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Climb shaded paths through a lush forest from Bear Valley to reach Inverness Ridge, travel the ridgeline beneath towering Douglas-firs with views of the coastline, and return along the creekside Bear ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: You’ll get a taste of inland and coastal environments on this short but steep trip to the highest point in the seashore, first in the mixed forest on the eastern flank of Mt. Wittenberg and then on th ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This long hike visits the best of the Bear Valley area. Skirt the seashore’s highest point and then descend to the ocean with great views of the coastline. On the level trail along the coastal bluff l ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: This variation on the Bear Valley Trail to Arch Rock provides outstanding views from the coastal bluff, a good whale-watching vantage point, and a hillside full of spring wildflowers. Horseback Ridin ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: Easy-to-access, fairly level, and exceptionally scenic, this wide trail follows a murmuring creek through a rich forest. Divide Meadow makes a pleasant picnic or rest spot, or even a destination for a ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Randall and McCurdy trails link the upper reaches of Bolinas Ridge with the Olema Valley Trail. This trip gives you a taste of the variety of landscapes you can visit in just a few hours—dense red ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Bolinas Ridge Trail begins on the pastoral ridgeline east of Olema Valley. Especially popular with mountain bikers, the trail crosses rolling coastal rangeland, enters towering redwoods, and break ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.2
... Preview: This level stroll on an old farm road heads across the open grasslands of the outer point to the shores of Drakes Estero. You’re likely to see many migratory birds in the estero, and seals and sea lio ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Inverness, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: A narrow path from the parking lot heads toward the coastal promontory. The lifeboat station is below you, overlooking the waters of Drakes Bay. Spring often brings windy and sunny days, with stunning ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Inverness, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This diverse loop travels exposed coastal bluffs, shaded Douglas-fir forests, and peaceful ridgetop meadows. You’ll have exhilarating viewsalong the coast, climb to the top of Inverness Ridge, and the ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Bolinas, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: Seals, swimming, whales, wildflowers, and a waterfall! This trip along the Coast Trail offers numerous activities and destinations, depending on your stamina. Picnic and swim at freshwater Bass Lake, ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Bolinas, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This trip descends the ridge on the Laguna Trail and climbs steeply back up the Fire Lane Trail. As early as February, large patches of wild iris splash the coastal scrub-covered hillsides with blue a ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Point Reyes Station, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: The paved Cross Marin Trail that snakes through Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a level, creekside route, perfect for a family bike outing. From the campground at the main park entrance to the Platform ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Lagunitas, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Excellent bird-watching in the estero, the largest harbor seal breeding colony at Point Reyes, abundant iris in the spring, and outstanding views from Drakes Head make this a great all-around hike or ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Inverness, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This route climbs the narrow, shaded Greenpicker Trail through a dense Douglas-fir forest. Rest or picnic at Firtop—an unexpected meadow ringed by trees—and return on the wide Stewart Trail, with view ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Olema, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Talk a walk through the rich forest on the slopes of Inverness Ridge, with views of the bay as you go and a beach at your starting and finishing points. Ideally, you’ll find a friend who would rather ... From the guidebook "Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area"
Inverness, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2