Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Bolinas Ridge Trail

The secluded Bolinas Ridge offers panoramic vantage points of the San Andreas Rift Zone. The ridgeline is bookended by the waters of Tomales Bay in the north and Bolinas Lagoon in the south. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's northern unit, although it is administered by Point Reyes National Seashore. Bolinas Ridge is accessible by a 22-mile long trail that threads its way over forest, meadow, and rock.

The Bolinas Ridge Trail's northern trailhead begins on the pastoral ridgeline east of Olema Valley, with parking off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The southern trailhead lies at Alpine Road on Mt. Tamalpais. It meanders through a diverse gallery of flora, including redwood trees down to chaparral shrubs. The trail accomodates hikers and mountain bikers, and pets are welcome as long as they are leashed. The the trail spans 22 miles, but visitors may turn around and retrace their steps at any point.

The northern trailhead of the Bolinas Ridge Trail is approximately five minutes from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Drive eastward on Sir Francis Drake Highway to Olema. The entrance is marked by a gate and a small sign.

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