Drakes Head Trail

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Elevation Gain184ft
Trailhead Elevation223ft
Elevation Min/Max58/224ft
Elevation Start/End223/223ft

Drakes Head Trail

Drakes Head Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Point Reyes National Seashore. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 223 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 184 feet. This trail connects with the following: Estero Trail.

Drakes Head Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The four fingers of Drakes Estero and the double thumb of Limantour Estero form a 20-mile network of narrow bays that presses into the marshy center of Point Reyes National
Seashore like a giant, deformed handprint. The only road access is at Drakes Bay Oyster Farm at the tip of the middle finger, a 3.5-mile paddle across the palm to the sea.

Beyond the put in, the estero feels quiet and remote. The only access to its shores is by boat or trail, and no motorized craft are allowed. Rolling grassy hills surround the waterways. Here curious harbor seals shadow your strokes, and the estuary’s fertile mudflats attract a wide variety of birdlife. For advanced paddlers Drakes Estero provides access to miles of uninhabited ocean shoreline."

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Trail Information

Point Reyes National Seashore
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Point Reyes National Seashore
USGS: Point Reyes National Seashore and Vicinity (15 minute), Point Reyes National Seashore map from Bear Valley Visitor Center, and NOAA chart 18647 (charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18647.shtml)
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Oct 2018