Point Reyes National Seashore
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, transportation from San Francisco, leaders, trail maps & narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is provided from San Francisco prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to San Francisco International Airport, Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
One of the most remarkable features of the Point Reyes National Seashore is its geographic location. A relatively isolated spit of land with its virtual limitless level of ecological diversity is situated on a peninsula a mere 30 miles from downtown San Francisco. The contrast between the two could not be more stark and dramatic.
Incorporated into our national park system by Congress in 1962 as the Point Reyes National Seashore, the park is bordered on the west by the Pacific. Its vast white sand beaches, rocky coastline, rugged towering headlands and crashing surf are just a few of the components that contribute to the ares’s magnificent seascape. Several of our hikes are designed to capture the spectacular vistas for which Point Reyes is noted.
But Point Reyes is more than its magnificent coast. It is a land of forests with lush stands of Douglas fir, streams that carve through the rugged terrain, plunging over their rocky barriers as they ultimately tumble into the Pacific. It is also a land of rolling pastures and rich grasses that still sustain a thriving dairy cattle industry.
|Day 1||Group assembles at hotel (near airport); van shuttle to Olema/Point Reyes National Seashore; walk the Golden Gate Bridge enroute; Point Reyes Visitors Center; hike the network of interpretive trails radiating from visitors center, and Limintour Beach||6|
|Day 2||Estero Trail to Drakes Head||9.5|
|Day 3||Meadow Trail—Sky Trail—Arch Rock—Bear Valley Trail||9|
|Day 4||The Coastal Trail: Palomarin - Alamere Falls||11.5|
|Day 5||Tomales Point||9|
|Day 6||Chimney Rock—Point Reyes Lighthouse||6|