Point Reyes National Seashore Mountain Biking

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Summary

This is an entire peninsula full of trails. Get lost!

Distance

150.0 miles

There are over 150 total miles of trails at the National Seashore, so you can make your day as long as you like.

Destination Distance From Downtown

27.7 miles

Difficulty

2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

3 hours

The trails are generally easy fire roads and smooth singletrack but you can explore far out along the seashore for a longer day.

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Some trails

Fees Permits

No

Land Website

NPS Website

Review

Intro

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‚Äôs 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. 

Location

Point Reyes National Seashore Mtn Biking

Point Reyes Station, CA,
38.04336, -122.79899

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