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Pt Reyes: Estero to Drakes Bay

Point Reyes: Estero to Drakes Bay

This 7.8 mile out-and-back roller coaster trail has a cumulative elevation gain of 720’. We’ll hike through coastal scrub and pines to a bluff where we can see the three bays that feed into Drakes Estero. Low tide is in the afternoon, so we can probably hike all the way to Sunset Beach. Dogs are not permitted.

Getting there (from Bay Area):

• From 101 in Marin County, take San Anselmo / Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit (450B)

• Follow Sir Francis Drake west approximately 22 miles — passing through San Anselmo, Fairfax and Samuel P. Taylor State Park — until it intersects with Highway 1 at Olema.

• Turn right on Highway 1 and proceed north about 100 yards

• Take first left, at Bear Valley Road, and head west 2.2 miles

• Left when road ends onto Sir Francis Drake, drive 7.6 miles

• Left at sign labeled “Estero Trail”, drive one mile

• Trailhead will be on right side of the road. There is no fee.

Planned route: Estero Trail – Sunset Beach Trail – Estero Trail

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  • Susan M.

    Good to see everyone on such a beautiful day. thanks for organizing, Deborah

    January 5, 2014

  • Judy K.

    Beautiful hike . . . beautiful day, great company. Thanks, Deborah.

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Deborah, for organizing. Thanks, Jeannine, for the ride. Thanks, Anne, for the hiking pole. Thanks to the hikers for the friendly energy and joyful spirit.

    January 5, 2014

  • Robin

    Fun hike and great company--thanks to all for your companionship and especially to Deborah for organizing--see you at another hike soon.

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a wonderful hike, I really enjoyed the day and the company. Thanks to Deborah for organizing and for great directions, great meeting you all!

    January 4, 2014

  • Kim

    Thanks Deborah for putting this wonderful hike together. Nice to see those I know and to meet new. What a great day, thanks all

    January 4, 2014

  • Jeannine M.

    Beautiful views of the bay and an overall sense of the Drakes bay. The trail petered out about where the bay meets the ocean.

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a beautiful place! Thank you Deborah for introducing us to such a great place to visit and get a little workout... And all in the company of very nice women- Awesome day :)

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you get to the trailhead by public transportation from San Francisco, or is anyone driving? My car is tucked away for the winter in a barn in Maine.

    December 28, 2013

    • Deborah

      I'm getting a ride with Leanna and her car is now full. Maybe the other SF hikers can form a carpool: Dana, Nancy, Barbara, Bev.

      December 29, 2013

    • Bev

      Sorry, I'm not going to be able to make it. Hope to hike with everybody another time soon. Happy New Year!

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,
    I'm looking for a ride for two from San Francisco. We will pitch in for gas of course. Thanks!

    December 29, 2013

    • Jeannine M.

      Where in SF? I am coming from Pacifica up 19th St in the Sunset then over the GG bridge

      December 29, 2013

  • Melora

    If anyone is driving up from the East Bay I'd like to be considered for carpooling--thanks!

    December 28, 2013

    • Judy K.

      I'm driving from Fairfield, going through Vallejo, to westbound 37 to Novato and up from there. I don't know where you are coming from in the East Bay, but if you can take 780 North, I can meet you in Vallejo.

      December 28, 2013

    • Melora

      thank you.. my vehicle is currently non-functional so can't drive up to meet you.

      December 29, 2013

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