|Date||Distance||Time||Elevation Gain||Average Moving Time||Year to Date Miles|
|12/29/2016||11.6||3 hours 55 minutes|
Map: See book
Parking: See book
Directions: Hike #12 in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles San Francisco. We modified this hike to make it longer.
Actual route: From parking area, take Estero trail. At the intersection of the Estero Trail/Drakes Bay Trail/Sunset Trail, stay straight on the Sunset Trail and hike to the bench at the end. Retrace steps back to the intersection of the Estero Trail/Drakes Bay Trail/Sunset Trail. Turn right onto the Drakes Bay trail and take to the cliffs at the end. Retrace steps back to the intersection of the Drakes Bay Trail/Sunset Trail/Estero Trail. Turn right onto the Estero Trail and take back to the parking area.
I adore hiking in the Point Reyes area. I really need to get a map of the whole area so that I can find more hikes to do here. We did other hikes in this area last time we were hiking in California, so I knew I wanted to come back. We saw quail, deer, and seals on this hike. The hiking book listed this as a quiet area, but we did see quite a few hikers as the day wore on. We hiked to the end of the Sunset Trail where the trail ends at a bench. Apparently if the tide is low, you can walk a little further. We decided to try the Drakes Bay trail as well. This one ended on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean. It was a beautiful windy place to lie down and take a rest and a lunch break.