A mild hike, great for beginners. Enjoy sisterhood, beautiful surroundings, and the great weather that you usually find on the Pacific Coast near the SF Bay Area in October.
Meet at the Laguna Trailhead, a 15-minute drive from the Pt. Reyes Bear Valley Visitor Center. Follow Limantour Road west. Turn left at the junction signed for the Hostel and Education Center. Continue past the Hostel to the Laguna Parking Lot, located on the right.
COAST LAGUNA LOOP (8 km/5 mi) is an easy walk through coastal scrub and grassland, exposed to sun, fog and/or wind. Breathtaking ocean views. Keep your eyes open for hawks and shorebirds. Begin on the Laguna Train with a slight climb, then descend to Coast Camp on the Fire Lane Trail. Turn left on the Coast Trail for beach access at Coast Camp or completes the loop by following Coast Trail northwest. A flat, open stretch of trail leads along ocean bluffs and then through a riparian zone, and back to the trailhead near the Youth Hostel.
If you are staying the weekend at the Hostel with us, this is a short walk from our lodging. All hikers are welcome! Come for the day or book your lodging for the weekend at the Hostel (see Great Old Broads by the Sea event).
Pack a lunch and water. Wear appropriate (layered clothing). Depending on time and inspiration, we can drive to other Pt. Reyes locations to see Tule Elk, whale watching if in season, the lighthouse, or to a local eatery.