Point Reyes National Seashore is a beautiful section of the California coast that is home to over 1,500 different species of plants and animals. With an abundance of wildlife and a wide variety of terrain, it's definitely a spot to visit. You can read more about Point Reyes Seashore on the National Park Service website, nps.gov.
A hiking trip to Point Reyes had to include a stop at Alamere Falls. Alamere Falls is a rare 40' waterfall, or "tidefall", that falls directly into the Pacific ocean, and is tucked away along the southern portion of the seashore. A great spot to watch a sunset! We spotted more whales on this trip, both humpback and orca in migration, so I think I can officially cross that off the bucket list. Camping on the coast is definitely a favorite spot. There is not much that can compare to falling asleep, or waking up, to the sound of crashing waves. Here are a few snaps from 2 days on the Point Reyes coast - hope you enjoy!
The Lost Coast Trail in California is a 24 mile stretch of wilderness, still left untouched by developers and motorized vehicles. This portion of the California coast is unable to be developed because of the rough terrain, but there is plenty to be explored on foot. There are two sections of the Lost Coast hike that are impassible unless the tide is low, and we found ourselves doing a bit of waiting at one crossing.
There is no shortage of wildlife on this hike - we saw plenty of deer, sea lions, seals, otters, and even whales. Weather plays a big part on the Lost Coast Trail as well, with a wide range of temperatures and apparent micro-climates as the hiking terrain changes. Much of the hike is through sand, small pebbles, and rocks, so definitely pack some ankle support, and don't forget your sunscreen.
This is a beautiful hike exploring a special section of Humboldt County that is unseen by most, and is recommended for any backpacker hitting the Northern California area. Please enjoy some photos from 3 days on The Lost Coast.