Place

Bull Point Trailhead

A kiosk with information, titled Bull Point Trailhead. A bay surrounded by grassland in the back.
Bull Point Trail is a short hike to Drakes Estero.

NPS Photo / D. Hee

Quick Facts
Location:
Point Reyes National Seashore's Bull Point Trailhead is located along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, California. Geographic Coordinates: 38.0812, -122.9604

Parking - Auto, Trailhead

The Bull Point Trailhead is located on the left side of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard as you drive towards North Beach. This trailhead offers access to a flat and easy 1.8-mile-long (2.9-km-long) trail that leads towards the picturesque edge of Drakes Estero, where many water birds can be seen. This is also a popular trail for those looking for uncommon native plants.

Suggested Route From This Trailhead

Hike to Bull Point: 3.6 miles (5.8 km) roundtrip, easy – bikes permitted

Park Regulations

  • Take only pictures; leave only footprints: Almost everything one finds at Point Reyes is protected by law, including shells, rocks, fossils, flowers, and artifacts.
  • Please only travel on authorized trails, respect posted signs, and practice Leave No Trace principles when recreating in the park.
  • Check current conditions and trail advisories and closures before your visit.
  • Bicycles are permitted on the Bull Point Trail.
  • Pets are not permitted on the Bull Point Trail. Visit our Pets page to learn where pets are permitted at Point Reyes National Seashore.
  • Horses and pack animals are permitted on the Bull Point Trail. Please visit our Horse Riding page for more information.
  • Drones are not permitted anywhere in Point Reyes National Seashore.

Parking

The Bull Point Trailhead parking lot is approximately 25 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. There is a small dirt parking lot with space for 10 vehicles on the east side (the left side if you are driving toward the lighthouse) of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Directions to Bear Valley
Directions from Bear Valley to the Bull Point Trailhead

Additional Information

Hikers on this trail may encounter cattle. This trail may also be muddy and mucky, especially as you approach the edge of Drakes Estero.

Point Reyes National Seashore

Last updated: January 12, 2024