Spend a Sunny Afternoon Hiking in Point Reyes

Point Reyes is home to at least 26 beautiful hiking trails surrounded by lush greenery, bordering the crashing waters and a sandy beach. Hiking in Point Reyes is one of the best ways to explore, and the variety of trails offers hikers the option to meander for less than an hour, or even up to six hours! Not far from Olema House, visitors love exploring the area and spending the afternoon getting some exercise and fresh air. Pack your hiking boots and get ready for a memorable adventure. 

The Best Hiking Trails in Point Reyes

There are plenty of paths for you to choose from, which is why we narrowed it down to the three best hiking trails that are of different lengths. Whether you want to hike for an hour or for an entire afternoon, there’s a trail for you! Get your group together or go solo – the three best hiking trails in Point Reyes are below.

Earthquake Trail

Earthquake trail is just over a half-mile, so it will take you less than an hour to hike. On this trail, you can explore the San Andreas Fault Zone. Learn about the San Andreas Fault, the 1906 earthquake, and the geology of the area through signs posted along the trail.

Divide Meadow via Bear Valley Trail

This trail is listed under the one to three-hour hikes list and is just over three miles. Make your way through Douglas Fir Forest and along Bear Valley Creek to spot a beautiful open meadow where you can even have a picnic if you’d like! There’s plenty of shaded resting spots, but still, make sure to bring plenty of water.

Bear Valley Trail

At a little over eight miles, this trail is listed under the three to six-hour hikes. As the most popular trail in the park, it might be a little busier, but it is the most direct walk to the ocean. Pass through Douglas Fir Forest, Bear Valley Creek, Divine Meadow, and Coast Creek. On this hike, you’ll be protected from the sun, wind, and coastal fog.

Stay at Olema House, an Inn near Point Reyes

Olema House is the most beautiful and unique place to stay in Olema, California. Rustic and modern vibes come together to create three buildings where our guests stay. Inside of our buildings, you’ll find cozy and charming guest rooms that are the perfect place to relax after a day of hiking in Point Reyes. Come and see what we are all about at Olema House, and book your room online today by visiting our website.