Storms throughout the year can blow down trees throughout the wooded sections of or have flooded trails in Point Reyes National Seashore. If you encounter any downed trees, please report them to the Bear Valley Visitor Center (415-464-5100 x2 x5) or to Shawn Maloney (415-464-5154). Please provide as many details as possible, i.e., exact location of the tree on which trail, type of tree (bay, fir, etc.), whether it is bushy or straight, its size and diameter, whether it is on the ground or elevated, whether equestrians can get around it.
Currently, no trails are known to be blocked by downed trees.
Rift Zone Trail
Updated: June 3, 2013
The Rift Zone Trail is now open. The damage resulting from a landslide at the south end of the Vedanta Society property (approximately 1.6 kilometers/1 mile north of Five Brooks) has been repaired.
Morgan Horse Trail
Updated: May 24, 2013
The Morgan Horse Trail is now open with a detour around the multiple hazardous trees that have been blocking the trail.
Tomales Point Trail
Updated: May 20, 2013
The trail crew has cleared a cypress tree blocking the trail at the lower ranch site (approximately three miles north of the trailhead).
Lake Ranch Trail
Updated: May 17, 2013
The Lake Ranch Trail has reopened after the trail crew cleared a group of twenty bay tree trunks that had been blocking the trail south of Mud Lake.
Updated: May 1, 2013
The Greenpicker Trail has reopened after the trail crew cleared two sets of trees that had been blocking the trail near the top and bottom of the eastern leg of the trail.
Cross Marin Trail
As of July 24, 2011, the Cross Marin Trail is closed to all uses between the Jewel Trail junction and Devils Gulch due to a culvert blow-out a short distance south of the Jewel Trail Junction. Please do not use this section of trail until the trail has been repaired.
Olema Valley Trail seasonal flooding
During the winter and spring, the Olema Valley Trail is often flooded and very muddy in a number of locations and hikers on this trail in the winter and spring may wish to wear or bring along knee-high waterproof boots. There is a ford just south of the Teixeira trail junction at which the water is frequently knee-deep and opaque with silt, the current strong, and the bottom uneven and covered with unstable, loose stones. This section of Olema Valley Trail is subject to seasonal (winter/spring) flooding.
If you have recently hiked any of the trails in Point Reyes National Seashore and found the trail conditions other than what is reported here, please email us to let us know. Thanks for your assistance.