Earthquake Trail

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Elevation Gain114ft
Trailhead Elevation110ft
Elevation Min/Max64/110ft
Elevation Start/End110/110ft

Earthquake Trail

Earthquake Trail is a hiking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Point Reyes National Seashore. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 110 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 114 feet. The Bear Valley Picnic area picnic site and the Earthquake trail information guidepost are near the trailhead. There are also parking, drinking waters, a bbq, and restrooms.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Through History San Francisco Bay Area (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"Explore the volatile geology that underlies the California coastline and learn about the native people who once called the Bear Valley home on two short trails that begin near the Point Reyes National Seashore’s Bear Valley Visitor Center. On the morning of April 18, 1906, the San Andreas Fault snapped, unleashing an earthquake that would become legendary. The infamous San Francisco temblor, and the fire that followed, destroyed much of the City by the Bay—more than 500 city blocks were leveled, and thousands of people were killed. But the damage wasn’t limited to San Francisco; communities throughout Northern California were devastated. Santa Rosa, located about 50 miles north of San Francisco, was demolished." Read more

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VERY interesting. Easy walk.

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Trail Information

Point Reyes National Seashore
Nearby City
Point Reyes National Seashore
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Rd., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956;(415) 464-5100, ext. 2;
Local Contacts
USGS Inverness; Point Reyes National Seashore map available in visitor center and online
Local Maps

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Dec 2018