IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE READ AND SEE DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR THIS HIKE. GPS WILL SOMETIMES TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG PLACE.
There are some hills on this hike but very gradual and nothing really steep.
There is one bathroom at the trail head an no running water en route or at the trail head so please bring plenty of water.
This time we will take the Estero trail out to Drakes head where you are right between Limantour beach and Drakes beach. This hike is mostly exposed to the sun so please wear a hat or use sun screen as needed. We will relax at Drakes head and enjoy a lunch with a gorgeous view. We may also visit Sun Set beach which is mostly down hill to get to. This beach is right next to the southerly portion of Drakes beach and Drakes head is right between Limantour beach and drakes beach. This hike will provide you an opportunity to see the vastness of Point Reyes.
Carpooling is available at Victoria Park on Windsor Drive in Petaluma. From D street, just west of town, you'll see a big red barn on your right. Turn right just before that onto Windsor Drive. Victoria Park is just up the road on the right. Park on the street. Cars leave at 9:15 am. NO RESTROOM is available at Victoria park. Be sure to post a comment if you want to carpool.
10:15 am at Drakes Estero Trailhead. At Hwy 1 just past Point Reyes Station, turn right on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Pass through the town of Inverness. You’ll be close when you pass Mount Vision road on the left. Soon after, you’ll see a sign to Estero Trail. See the photo below. Turn left and follow the narrow one-lane road to the trailhead.
No fee to park.
Hikers are are entirely responsible for their own safety and well-being during our hikes.
If your plans change after you sign up for a hike, please update your RSVP status to show you’re not going.