Across the Golden Gate Bridge and up the coast from San Francisco, Point Reyes National Seashore actually covers an entire Peninsula of trails, campgrounds and beaches.
What Makes It Great
Not as technically challenging as other locations nearby, the mountain bike riding can make for a very pleasant afternoon. Riders will be rewarded with fire road trails that meander through evergreen forests, along estuaries and across ridges above Pacific Ocean beaches. There are some single-track options but most of the trails would be considered easy to moderate. Take a look at the Inverness Ridge and Drake’s Estero Trails for a more challenging adventure.
Who is Going to Love It
While most people visiting the seashore start from the visitor's center, there are plenty of trails past the turn-off for the visitor's center parking lot. Since many of them are shared by hikers and horseback riders, be sure to check the maps and park regulations before heading out.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Point Reyes is located at 76 Bear Valley Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. There is no entrance fee.