Abbotts Lagoon Trail

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Elevation Gain256ft
Trailhead Elevation80ft
Elevation Min/Max15/80ft
Elevation Start/End80/80ft

Abbotts Lagoon Trail

Abbotts Lagoon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Point Reyes National Seashore and Phillip Burton Wilderness Area. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 80 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 256 feet.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"I’ve done a little hiking in my day, traveling miles through some of the loveliest terrain in North America, including Yosemite, the Colorado Rockies, Alaska, and the Yukon. But here’s the truth: If I could hike only one trail, I would head out to Abbotts Lagoon. A chorus of chirping songbirds and lowing dairy cows accompanies hikers along the trail to Abbotts Lagoon, which spans fields of lush wildflower-studded scrub and ends amid windswept dunes at the edge of the turbulent Pacific." Read more
Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area (Wilderness Press)
Jessica Lage
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"A freshwater marsh, brackish lagoon, and open ocean all provide prime birdwatching and wildflower viewing on this easy ramble." Read more

Abbotts Lagoon Trail Reviews

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This is an easy and beautiful walk through wetlands, around the lagoon and dunes, to an expansive pristine beach. If you enjoy watching birds this place is magical!!! There are tons of coastal birds, grebes, terns, quail, coots and egrets.
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This is an easy trail with lots of beautiful wildflowers and many birds.

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Trail Information

Point Reyes National Seashore
Nearby City
Phillip Burton Wilderness Area
Point Reyes
Local Contacts
USGS Drakes Bay; Point Reyes National Seashore map and brochure available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center; map and brochure online at
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Dec 2018