Thing to Do

Walk the Kule Loklo Trail

A dirt path paralleling a split rail fence leads past the Kule Loklo Trailhead sign into the woods.
Look for the Kule Loklo Trailhead sign at the north end of the Bear Valley Parking Lot.

NPS Photo

Distance: 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) roundtrip

A short path leads from the Bear Valley Visitor Center up a small hill to a replica of a Coast Miwok Indian village. Interpretive signs briefly describe Coast Miwok culture and history and the structures in the village.

From Kule Loklo, return on the same trail, or continue around the horse pasture via the Morgan Trail to return past the Morgan Horse Ranch.

The Kule Loklo Trailhead is located at the north end of the Bear Valley Parking Lot, about 110 yards (100 meters) from the the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Download the Bear Valley Area Map. (427 KB PDF)

Always check current conditions before heading out into the park and familiarize yourself with park regulations. Please practice Leave No Trace principles.

Visit the park's Hiking at Point Reyes National Seashore page for hiking tips and information about trail etiquette and safety.

Visit the park's Trail Advisories and Closures page for current information about closed trails, trails blocked by trees, or other temporary hazards or advisories.


Allow 20 minutes to walk to and from Kule Loklo. Allow for more time to check out the structures and exhibit or to enjoy a picnic.


All ages.

Pets are prohibited at Kule Loklo and on the trails that lead to Kule Loklo. Visit the park's Pets page to learn where pets are welcome at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

The Kule Lokloe Trailhead is located at the north end of the Bear Valley parking lot in Point Reyes National Seashore.
Directions to Bear Valley
Download the Bear Valley Area Map (427 KB PDF), which shows the location of Kule Loklo and the Kule Loklo Trailhead relative to the Bear Valley Visitor Center.



The heaviest rainfall occurs in the winter months. Come prepared for rain and drizzle to possibly last for several days. In between winter rains, it is often sunny, calm, and cool.


Most spring days are windy. Expect cool temperatures in March. By late May and early June, temperatures can be quite pleasant.


Although there is very little rain during summer months, there is often dense fog, which tends to burn off by mid-day. Afternoons are often sunny and warm to hot with a light breeze.


Point Reyes experience some of the clearest days in late September, October, and early November. The occasional storm will start rolling through in late October, bringing clouds, wind, and rain. The strongest winds occur in November and December during occasional southerly gales.

Point Reyes National Seashore is open daily for day-hiking from 6 am to midnight.

Accessibility Information

The first part of the 0.4 mile (650 meter) dirt trail to Kule Loklo is quite steep, but then the trail levels off with relatively minimal cross slope. However, the dirt trail does pass over some exposed tree roots, which may be difficult for some to get over. Many gopher holes fill the grassy field at Kule Loklo, making it challenging for some to navigate between the exhibit's structures in a wheelchair or on crutches. There are no accessible restrooms. Inquire at Bear Valley Visitor Center for more information on accessing Kule Loklo.

Point Reyes National Seashore

Last updated: November 28, 2022