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This trail begins from the Bear Valley Trail and leads to the highest point in the park. It can be used in combination with other trails to create a loop to the visitor center.

The Mt. Wittenburg Loop leads .5 miles to the highest point in the park. The trail begins on the Bear Valley Trail, a short distance south of the visitor center. It climbs 1,300 feet to reach the summit of Mt. Wittenburg at 1,407 feet. From this vantage point visitors will enjoy panoramic views of the seashore and Olema Valley.

The trail passes through a mixed Douglas fir and oak forest and several open meadows en route to Mt. Wittenburg. To create a loop of this trail climb the Wittenberg Trail to the top, then return to Bear Valley via Z Ranch and Horse Trails or via Meadow Trail. This trail is not recommended for small children.

Directions: From Highway 1, At Olema turn into the park entrance on Bear Valley Road. The Bear Valley Visitor Center is approximately a one minute drive from the park entrance. The trail begins from the Bear Valley Trail .2 miles south of the parking area.

Ending Elevation: 107 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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