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Hike Details for Point Reyes National Seashore Abbott's Lagoon Hike

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Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Abbott's Lagoon Hike

City: Mill Valley
Region: NorthBay
Park: Point Reyes National Seashore

Saturday, July 15, 2006 @ 11:30 AM


CarPool Option:
Meet @ 10:00 AM
At: Orinda BART, 11 Camino Pablo, Orinda
Click Here for a Map to CarPool Meeting Spot

Visit http://www.bart.gov/stations/stationGuide/stationOverview_ORNDA.asp for more information about Orinda station.


Event Notes:

2.2+ or 3.2+ Round trip hike to the Lagoon, then to the Coast and back. This is an out and back hike, with flat terrain.

We will meet at the Point Reyes Bear Valley Visitor's center at 11:30AM. From there we will drive together to the Abbott's Lagoon parking lot about 15 minutes from the Ranger station/Bear Valley visitor's center.

If time, interest, and carpool arrangements allow, we can make a day of it, for those that would like to stay, and do some further exploring of Point Reyes after our hike. Ideas include tide pooling at Kehoe beach (if we get there before high tide at 16:29), looking for Tule Elk at Tomales Point, or visiting the Earthquake trail, just to name a few.

Contact June to sign up for a NorthBay carpool no later than Friday by 5:00 pm: 510-774-6972

Contact: June   
Cell Phone: (510) 000-0000


Trail Notes:

This hike offers the choice of 2.2 or 3.2 miles, plus exploring the lagoon area. We will hike to the Lagoon (1.1mi) and have a picnic lunch, explore the lagoon area, the sand dunes and the rock outcroppings. For those that want to go farther, you can go another mile (round trip) to the coast and back. We can get lots of extra exercise exploring the lagoon area, and sand dunes. After lunch and exploration, we will head back to the parking area. Be prepared for all kinds of weather, Point Reyes can be foggy, windy, sunny, or cool. It is very unpredictable, so come prepared.


Trailhead Directions:

From the East Bay: 24 West to 80 to 580 and over the Richmond San Rafael Bridge. Take 101 South to the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. At the end of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, turn right onto Route 1 north, and then a quick left onto Bear Valley Road at the sign for the Point Reyes Visitor Center (Not well marked). Follow the signs for the Visitor Center, and park in the Autos Only section.

From San Francisco or North Bay: Take 101 North or South as appropriate and exit at the Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit, and follow directions as above.


The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Friday, July 14, 2006.

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