Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore, the ancestral land of the Coast Miwok, is uniquely situated on the rugged California coast and a short drive from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Rich in history and biodiversity, and geologically separated from most of the continental United States, Point Reyes National Seashore is the perfect outdoor classroom. The wild and scenic peninsula sticks out into the Pacific Ocean like a green thumb on the Pacific Plate, hitchhiking slowly northwest at a pace of three inches each year. The National Seashore offers hiking trails across nearly 70,000 acres of wilderness, mountains, beaches, complex dunes, marshes, and scrub. It offers coves and bays for kayaking, trails for equestrians, and opportunities to see hundreds of bird species, tule elk, seals, sea lions, badgers, bobcats, otters, and more – it’s no surprise the Seashore is part of the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve.