Tomales Point

Tomales Point
City: Near Inverness
Park: Point Reyes National Seashore
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Sunday, November 11, 2007 @ 11:15 AM
CarPool meets @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

This hike is along the ridgeline of Tomales Point in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. It features dramatic ocean views and a resident herd of Roosevelt Tule Elk. A moderately long (9.5 miles) hike over fairly easy terrain. We will hike from the Pierce Ranch to the tip of Tomales Point where we will eat our lunches before returning over the same route. Note that this is an all day event, expect to return to the carpool point around 6 PM. Please choose to join us for dinner at a local restaurant afterward. I will be leading this trip for both the "Casual Hikers" and the "Lawrence Berkeley Lab Outdoors Club". A CARPOOL will be set up to leave from the North Berkeley BART Station at 9:30 AM sharp. If carpooling, be prepared to share gasoline and toll costs. Parking at this BART station is permitted on weekends. The weekend weather forecasts are in flux, currently rain is forecast for Saturday, but Sunday looks good. Rain will cancel. Bring water, lunch, and expect cool weather on the coast so dress in layers.

Contact: Mike Fahmie
Email: [email protected]
Home Phone: (510) 527-6206


Trail Notes:

This is a moderate hike of 4.75 miles each way. The terrain is rolling hills, with 285 feet of climb going in and 505 feet on the return leg. The last portion is on a sandy ridge overlooking the ocean. A large herd of Roosevelt Tule Elk is usually encountered along the route. For a trail map, click here.


Directions to Trailhead:

From US 101 in Marin County, exit Sir Francis Drake/San Anselmo. Drive west on Sir Francis Drake about 20 miles, to the junction with CA 1, turn right, drive 0.1 mile, and then turn left onto Bear Valley Road. After about 2 miles, Bear Valley Road ends at Sir Francis Drake; turn left. Continue on Sir Francis Drake about 5.5 miles, then turn right onto Pierce Point Road. Drive about 9 miles on Pierce Point Road to the signed Tomales Point Trailhead, a short distance from McClures Beach, at the end of the road.

TrailHead Parking Fee: None

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CarPool Directions to North Berkeley BART:

From I-80 in Berkeley, take the UNIVERSITY AVE offramp and continue EAST on University, crossing San Pablo Ave. Continue EAST then turn LEFT on SACRAMENTO AVE. Continue NORTH on Sacramento three blocks and turn LEFT on DELAWARE then enter the BART parking lot. Look for us in the South East quadrant of the lot (near where you entered!).


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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Sunday, November 04, 2007.