The Tomales Point tule elk reserve is not only a great place to watch wildlife, it's one of the quietest trails on Point Reyes. The single trail drifts north away from the trailhead, eventually reaching Tomales Point, nearly 5 miles from the nearest road.Squeezed on three sides by water, the only sounds are wind, surf, and bird cries. At a bluff overlooking the ocean you can spy on pelicans, cormorants, and seagulls, while elk bellow in the distance. The ocean views are pretty spectacular, this time of the year there's a strong possibility of seeing a whale or 2 swimming by!
This is a 9.5 mile out and back hike, moderate if you’re a regular hiker. Here’s a link to a more detailed description and the directions to the trailhead as well.
We’ll meet at the trailhead in the upper parking lot at 10:30am and start hiking soon thereafter. It can be windy, and there’s no water available so plan accordingly. Our lunch break will be at the tip of Tomales Point, the turn around spot for the hike.
FYI this hike is listed with another group.