"Extending out to windswept bluffs at the northern tip of the seashore, the Tomales Point Trail affords great views of Tomales Bay and the rugged coastline to the north, and the opportunity to see the beautiful and rare tule elk. Amid the bush lupine and cobweb thistle that flourishes at the end of Tomales Point, the Tomales Point Trail scatters into myriad thin sand tracks. Wandering through the thickets on a clear day, the trick of finding the best route only adds to the wildness and beauty of this hike. Your destination is obvious—the end of the narrowing point of land that juts into the ocean, forming the western flank of Tomales Bay—and that makes the maze feel safe, the flowers more colorful and fragrant, the seabirds more entertaining, and the surf benign. This hike takes you into the seashore’s tule elk reserve, home of one of the largest herds of this rare native species in California. The trail also offers you the opportunity to glimpse calving seals in early summer, and in spring boasts a wonderful wildflower display. Sun or fog, it’s a journey well worth taking."