Pierce Point Ranch

Pierce Point Ranch

This open trail through the Tule Elk Reserve offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and is a prime wildlife viewing trail. The trail to Windy Gap is relatively level. At Windy Gap, one can look east down into White Gulch where there is a spring to which the elk are attracted. Hikers wanting to hike further can continue another 6 km (3.7 miles) to the north tip of Tomales Point. See the description in the “Three-to six-hour hikes” section below for more information. Fog can limit visibility and and wind make this hike more challenging. The Tomales Point Trailhead is at the end of Pierce Point Road, 40 minute driving time from Bear Valley.

Best Time for Viewing: Year round

ADA Accessibility Notes

Trail is not an accessible trail.

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed.

For More Information, Contact:

Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


Pierce Point Ranch