Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Arch Rock via Bear Valley

(13.1 km / 8.2 mi.)
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. This pleasant stroll through mixed Douglas fir forest and along Bear Valley Creek is sheltered from sun, wind and coastal fog. Arch Rock is an overlook point with no beach access.Begin at the Bear Valley Trailhead, at the south end of the Bear Valley Parking Lot.

Directions

Directions from Highway 1: At Olema turn into the park entrance on Bear Valley Road. The Bear Valley Visitor Center is approximately a one minute drive from the park entrance. Across the street from the visitor center is the Bear Valley Picnic Area. The trailhead lies within the picnic area.