Point Reyes National Seashore Mount Wittenberg and Bear Valley Loop

Olema, California

Point Reyes National Seashore: Mount Wittenberg and Bear Valley Loop Professional Review and Guide

"From the meadows of Bear Valley, the hike enters a lush forest of Douglas fir and oak trees. Follow the ridgeline, enjoying views of Drakes Bay and the Pacific Ocean, then descend to the treeless, stark beauty of coastal bluffs. Have lunch on a tiny, idyllic beach, then walk through wind-manicured scrub, with ocean views, before heading inland through a fairy-tale woodland of chalk white alders along a meandering stream. End back at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Trails Surface: A steep dirt path climbs up and down through forest and meadow. A dirt trail through scrub follows a strip of the Pacific, then a flat, wide, double-track dirt-and-gravel trail follows the creek back to the trailhead."

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Trail Information

Olema
Nearby City
12.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
Open year-round sunrise to sunset
Season
Point Reyes National Seashore
Local Contacts
USGS Inverness; Drakes Bay
Local Maps
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