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This trail leads five miles through the Tule Elk Reserve in the northern portion of the park. It provides opportunity for wildlife and scenery viewing.

The Tomales Point Trail lies on the northernmost peninsula of the park. It leads five miles one-way through the Tule Elk Reserve. The trail winds along the coast from historic Pierce Point Ranch to the coast backing Bird Rock. To this point it is an open trail and a good place to view wildlife. The trail extends another two miles to Tomales Bluff. From Bird Rock northward the trail is usually overgrown with shrubbery. (Pants and long sleeves are recommended.) The point offers spectacular views of Tomales Bay, Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Windy and foggy conditions are common in the park and may make navigation challenging, and views limited.

Directions: From Bear Valley Visitor Center, Travel north on Bear Valley Road to Inverness Park. Continue northward on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (do not turn right). Follow this park road through Inverness as it begins to bear westward. Past Inverness the road forks. Take the right side of the fork, which is Pierce Point Road. The trail begins at the end of Pierce Point Road, 40 minutes driving time from Bear Valley.

Elevation: 250 feet

Difficulty: Easy

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Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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