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Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This trail is often tacked on after completing the Tomales Point Trail
. It parallels a ravine that can become a rushing torrent after a winter storm. After passing a patch of eroded sandstone, the beach is revealed. Enjoy poking around in the tidepools at the south end of the beach.
There is another beach just to the south of McClures, past a gap in the rocky point, but only visit this if the tide is low and going out (!). Swimming is definitely NOT recommended at either beach. Note: bikes are not allowed on this trail.
Flora & Fauna
This trail is located within the Pt. Reyes Nat. Seashore elk preserve so you are nearly guaranteed to see some of the ~450 native tule elk which live here. In September the male elk are in their rut, so listen for bugling and crashing antlers.
Other wildlife include mountain lion, raccoon, rabbits, birds and non-venomous snakes. Wildflowers (especially poppies and lupine) are abundant April-June.
Shared By: Megan W