Drakes View Trail is a hiking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Point Reyes National Seashore and Phillip Burton Wilderness Area. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 152 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,146 feet.
Drakes View Trail Professional Review and Guide
"These relatively little-used trails feature views that extend out over Drakes Bay and the Point Reyes headlands, and an exploreresque wilderness feel. This loop distinguishes itself in two ways. It feels remarkably remote, with few tracks left by fellow hikers but plenty by deer and other wild critters. But perhaps more significantly, the sweet, smoky scent left by the Vision Fire infuses the soil at trail’s end. The wildlands may be recovering—as evidenced by the young trees that sometimes grow so closely packed that nothing larger than a jackrabbit can squeeze between the narrow trunks—but the essence of the fire, like garlic in a savory sauce, is well incorporated in the landscape."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Falcon Guides).
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