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Bear Valley

The Bear Valley Trail runs 4.4 miles south from Bear Valley Visitor Center through diverse forests and coastal chaparral to a scenic bluff with panoramic views of Drakes Bay.

photo: Bear Valley Trail signage. Photo by North Bay Christian Hikers.

Length: 4.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: On Hayden Creek Rd., off SR 28, 37 mi. from Salmon.
State(s): California
Counties: Marin
Longitude: -122.799767
Latitude: 38.039689

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Description

Probably the single most popular trail in the park, the Bear Valley Trail is the most direct walk to the ocean from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Begin at the Bear Valley Trailhead, at the south end of the Bear Valley Parking Lot. This pleasant stroll through mixed Douglas fir forest and along Bear Valley Creek to Divide Meadow and along Coast Creek beyond Divide Meadow is largely sheltered from sun, wind, and coastal fog.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS Point Reyes National Seashore California

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Trails Foreman
Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

 

Photos

Bear Valley Trail signage. Photo by North Bay Christian Hikers.

Bear Valley Trail signage. Photo by North Bay Christian Hikers.

Creek running along Bear Valley Trail. Photo by North Bay Christian Hikers.

Creek running along Bear Valley Trail. Photo by North Bay Christian Hikers.

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