Whether you are visiting the park for the first time or live locally, trails offer people of all ages a chance to explore and discover Point Reyes National Seashore’s unique landscapes, wildlife and scenic vistas.
With over 150 miles of trails available to you, there are many ways to customize your next hiking trip based on any number of factors including time, difficulty, accessibility, or interest.
We recommend obtaining a free park or trail map to help acquaint you with the area. You can also get a park or trail map at any visitor center. If you’re looking for a more detailed map or additional nature or field guides, please stop by our bookstores located in all three visitor centers. Members receive 15% off all merchandise.
Ethics and Principles of Trail Hiking and Use
To keep your adventure safe and enjoyable, and to protect park resources, please observe the following:
Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Obtain a park map, check out hiking suggestions, and know about any trail closures.
- Let someone know where you’ll be hiking, when you plan to return and who to call if you don’t return within a reasonable amount of time.
- Obtain a camping permit (link to backcountry camping page) if you plan to stay overnight in the park.
- Obtain a free beach fire permit from the visitor center if you want to build a fire.
- Pre-hydrate! Drink plenty of water before your trip and bring plenty with you.
- Treat all water found in the outdoors. Do not drink from streams, creeks or ponds without treating it. Limited water is available at all backcountry camps.
- Bring a small first aid kit, water and wear layers, sunscreen, and good hiking shoes.
- Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups.
- Observe park trail signs and closures.
Report Trail Hazards and Conditions
Did you come across a fallen tree or other hazard on the trail? Report your concern to the park’s Trail Crew. Just fill out this form and it will be relayed to the Trail Crew. For downed trees, please note diameter, size, what trail it is on and the type of tree if possible.