• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures

    From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »

  • Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »

Directions to Park Destinations via Highway 1

Directions to the Tomales Bay Trailhead
Allow 15 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn left and follow Highway 1 2.1 miles (3.3 km) north to Point Reyes Station.
  • Turn left to stay on Highway 1 and follow Highway 1 northwest three blocks before turning right (after the bank) to continue on Highway 1 northeast out of town.
  • Continue following Highway 1 north 1.7 miles (2.7 km), keeping left at the Petaluma-Point Reyes Road junction, to the Tomales Bay Trailhead, which will be on the west/left-hand side of the road.

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Directions to the Lagunitas Creek Spur Trail
Allow 10 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn left and follow Highway 1 2.0 miles (3.2 km) north toward Point Reyes Station to B Street (first intersection after crossing the bridge at the south end of town).
  • Turn left and follow B Street north two blocks to 3rd Street.
  • Turn left and follow 3rd Street one block west to C Steet.
  • The Lagunitas spur trail is at the southwest corner of this intersection.

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Directions to Stewart's Horse Camp
Allow 10 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south to the Stewart's Horse Camp driveway.
  • Turn right and follow the dirt driveway about 0.25 miles (0.4 km) to the Stewart's Horse Camp.

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Directions to Five Brooks Trailhead and Stables
Allow 10 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south to the Five Brooks driveway.
  • Turn right and follow the dirt driveway 0.25 miles (0.4 km) to the Five Brooks parking lot.

Note: Be careful returning to Highway 1. The driveway is located between a couple blind curves.

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Directions to Randall Trailhead
Allow 15 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 6 miles (9.6 km) south to the Randall Trailhead. Park in one of the large dirt pullouts on either side of the road.

Note: The sign for the Randall Trail is aligned parallel to Highway 1 on the east side of the road and can easily be missed.

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Directions to Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center
Allow 15 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 6.1 miles (9.8 km) south to the driveway for the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center.
  • Turn right and follow the driveway for 0.1 miles (0.2 km).

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Directions to McCurdy Trailhead
Allow 20 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 8.3 miles (13.3 km) south to the McCurdy Trailhead. Park in one of the dirt pullouts on either side of the road.

Note: The sign for the McCurdy Trail is aligned parallel to Highway 1 on the east side of the road and can easily be missed.

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Directions to Agate Beach County Park and Duxbury Reef
Allow 30 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 9.3 miles (14.9 km) south to the Olema-Bolinas Road. Note: There are no large signs for this intersection. If you end up with a large body of water or mudflats (Bolinas Lagoon) on your right, you missed the intersection.
  • Turn right and follow the Olema-Bolinas Road 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south to the junction with Horseshoe Hill Road.
  • Turn left and follow the Olema-Bolinas Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south to Mesa Road.
  • Turn right and follow Mesa Road 0.7 miles (1.1 km) west to Overlook Drive.
  • Turn left and follow Overlooks Drive 0.5 miles (0.8 km) southto Elm Road.
  • Turn right and follow Elm Road 1 mile (1.6 km) east to the junction of Ocean Parkway.
  • The parking lot for Agate Beach County Park is ahead and to the left.

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Directions to PRBO Palomarin Field Station
Allow 35 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 9.3 miles (14.9 km) south to the Olema-Bolinas Road. Note: There are no large signs for this intersection. If you end up with a large body of water or mudflats (Bolinas Lagoon) on your right, you missed the intersection.
  • Turn right and follow the Olema-Bolinas Road 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south to the junction with Horseshoe Hill Road.
  • Turn left and follow the Olema-Bolinas Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south to Mesa Road.
  • Turn right and follow Mesa Road as it winds northwest 4.1 miles (6.6 km) to the PRBO Palomarin Field Station, which will be on the left side of the road. The last 0.75 miles (1.2 km) of this route is on an unpaved road.

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Directions to Palomarin Trailhead
Allow 40 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

  • From the Bear Valley Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Bear Valley Road.
  • Turn right and follow Bear Valley Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east to Highway 1.
  • Turn right and follow Highway 1 9.3 miles (14.9 km) south to the Olema-Bolinas Road. Note: There are no large signs for this intersection. If you end up with a large body of water or mudflats (Bolinas Lagoon) on your right, you missed the intersection.
  • Turn right and follow the Olema-Bolinas Road 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south to the junction with Horseshoe Hill Road.
  • Turn left and follow the Olema-Bolinas Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south to Mesa Road.
  • Turn right and follow Mesa Road as it winds northwest 4.8 miles (7.7 km) to the Palomarin Trailhead. The last 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of this route is on an unpaved road.

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Did You Know?

Kolkheti National Park: Ranger shelter on Paliastomi Lake with the Caucasian mountain range in the background.

Point Reyes National Seashore has established a sister park relationship with Kolkheti National Park in the Republic of Georgia. Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Kolkheti National Park protects an interesting variety of landscapes, flora, and fauna. More...