Inverness Ridge

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Elevation Gain1,495ft
Trailhead Elevation1,327ft
Elevation Min/Max715/1327ft
Elevation Start/End1327/1327ft

Inverness Ridge

Inverness Ridge is a hiking and biking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Point Reyes National Seashore and Phillip Burton Wilderness Area. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 1,327 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,495 feet. This trail connects with the following: Drakes View Trail and Bayview Trail.

Inverness Ridge Professional Reviews and Guides

"The legacy of the 1995 Vision Fire is illustrated in the fledgling forest that has sprung up along the Inverness Ridge Trail. The Inverness Ridge Trail traces a strip of the urban/wilderness interface on the east side of Point Reyes National Seashore. Lest the reference to development scare you off, fear not: The trail passes only a handful of homes as it follows the ridgeline between the top of Point Reyes Hill and Limantour Road. The vistas that unfold as you follow the route are spectacular, as is the landscape you travel through, a landscape once blackened by the Vision Fire and now undergoing a vigorous regeneration."

"This is the best hike for exploring the Bishop pine forest and fire zone along Inverness Ridge. It also offers great views, both east and west. Rocky in places."

"Follow Inverness Ridge to Point Reyes Hill, the second highest point in the park. Panoramic views of the peninsula accompany you down the Bucklin Trail, and birders will delight in the variety of avian fauna around Muddy Hollow. You’ll return to the ridge on the Bayview Trail, abundant with wildflowers in spring and a great place to observe the effects of the Vision Fire."

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Trail Information

Point Reyes National Seashore
Nearby City
Phillip Burton Wilderness Area
Point Reyes National Seashore
Local Contacts
USGS Inverness; Point Reyes National Seashore Map; Tom Harrison Point Reyes National Seashore Map
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Sep 2018