Limantour Beach Trailhead

A path passes between some trees on the left and a picnic table and a split-rail fence on the right.
The Limantour Beach Trailhead is to the east of the Limantour Picnic Area.

NPS Photo

Quick Facts
Point Reyes National Seashore's Limantour Beach Trailhead is located at the west end of Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, California. Geographic Coordinates: 38.0281, -122.8827

Beach/Water Access, Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Recycling, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Leading west and then north from the Limantour Beach Trailhead, the Muddy Hollow Trail offers birders great opportunities to see a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds in the Estero de Limantour and along Muddy Hollow Creek. The Muddy Hollow Trail is very flat and easy to walk.

Suggested Routes From This Trailhead

Hike the Muddy Hollow Trail: 4 miles (6.4 km) roundtrip, easy

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 not permitted on any of the routes that start from the Limantour Beach Trailhead.
  • Pets are not permitted on most of the trails that start from the Limantour Beach Trailhead. However, pets on a six-foot-or-shorter leash are permitted on the path that leads directly south to the beach and are permitted on Limantour Beach east of the main Limantour Beach Access Trail (e.g., to the left if you are facing Drakes Bay). Visit our Pets page to learn where pets are permitted at Point Reyes National Seashore.
  • Horses and pack animals are permitted on most park trails, including all of the routes that start from the Limantour Beach Trailhead. Please visit our Horse Riding page for more information.
  • Drones are not permitted anywhere in Point Reyes National Seashore.


The Limantour Beach Trailhead parking lot is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. There is a very large dirt parking lot with space for ~200 vehicles at the west end of the Limantour Road.

Directions to Bear Valley
Directions from Bear Valley to the Limantour Beach Trailhead

Point Reyes National Seashore

Last updated: April 18, 2024