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Phillip Burton Wilderness

California, United States
 (1 vote, 1 review)

Trails

Summary
Difficulty
Distance
Bear Valley to Coast Camp
Short Backpacking trip to Coast Camp
Moderate
6.1 mi/
9.8 km
Guides
Bear Valley to Coast Camp
Bear Valley to Coast Camp
Olema, California, United States
 
Moderate: 6.1 miles, Half day
Short Backpacking trip to Coast Camp
Community Trips
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Bear Valley Loop - Point Reyes
by dano23 on Jul 04, 2009
Olema, California, United States
11.3 miles
Fourth of July weekend and the crowds were out. But I immediately veered off to head up Mt. Wittenberg and lost nearly everyone. Only saw the occassional hiker after that. Great July weather -- which is to say foggy -- and perfect for a hike. Point Reyes always offers great sites and a lot of options. In this case I took Mt. Wittenberg to Sky Trail to Coast Trail and back up...
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Woodward Valley Loop
by laytonw on Jul 09, 2011
13.3 miles
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Point Reyes: Bear Valley - Sky - Woodward Trail
by fortytwoandrising on May 23, 2009
Olema, California, United States
13.9 miles
Nice hike with lots of good scenery.  I went early in the morning so there was a lot of fog which made it hard to see a lot of stuff...overall a good time.  Early there weren\'t a whole lot of people, but later on in the hike heading back to the Bear Valley trailhead there were a ton of people.  It was Memorial Day weekend, though.The first couple miles are all uphill,...
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Sky trail and Bear Valley, Marin.
by jimsky7 on Dec 28, 2008
Olema, California, United States
12.1 miles
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Double Fail
by kueda on Jan 17, 2009
Five Brooks, California, United States
14.4 miles
I decided I would go for a hike and attempt to see two things: a flower called the Fetid Adder's Tongue, and migrating gray whales.  Pretty much failed on both accounts.
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Five Brooks Trail
by angelknight7777 on May 21, 2009
Five Brooks, California, United States
6.0 miles
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Bear Valley - Coast Trail - Greenpicker - Rift Trail
by webzw0 on Jul 11, 2009
Olema, California, United States
16.8 miles
A beautiful Saturday out on Point Reyes that ended up in a very long hike.The Elevation profile is totally off at some point. Highest point is Fir top with around 1300ft.From the Bear Valley visitor center hike the beautiful Bear Valley Trail out to Arch rock. Climb down to the waterline to see the arch, but make sure you come back up the same way.Then follow the Coast trail to the first...
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Point Reyes - Arch Rock and Mt. Wittenberg
by fortytwoandrising on Nov 14, 2009
Point Reyes, California, United States
11.9 miles
A nice hike starting early going to Arch Rock (before the crowds) via the Bear Valley Trail.  We decided to take the Coast Trail up to the Sky Trail to get on top of Mt. Wittenberg.  If you haven't been to the "summit" of mount wittenberg you aren't really missing much.  The summit has trees all over it...but the hike up sky trail is full of great sites.  We took the Mount...
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Point Reyes Bear Valley to Glen Camp
by maverix on Nov 14, 2009
Olema, California, United States
10.3 miles
This was a short overnight backpacking trip, I had made reservations for the campsite in Glen Backpacking Camp about a month before.  We had gotten a late start and didn't actually start hiking until around 1pm after picking up the camping permit at the Bear Valley visitor center.  The trail leaving Bear Valley is shaded and flat making for a relaxing walk.  Things get a little more interesting the last 1.5 miles as...
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Point Reyes - Sky / Coast Camps
by 5Pears on Mar 27, 2010
Olema, California, United States
19.1 miles

Reviews
sutonimh
Point Reyes and the adjoining preserves keep me coming back. In the past 4 years I've been hiking up here I have yet to feel like I've seen it all.

The Philip Burton Wilderness offers a lot of what the rest of the park has, and then some. Plenty of moderate to tough trails to choose from. The mix of diverse landscape and hours and hours of trails to enjoy, this is most certainly the park that keeps giving.

Visited on Nov 07, 2010

by sutonimh on Apr 11, 2011

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Pt Reyes, Point Reyes National Seashore, Sky Trail, Earthquake, Bear Valley, Point Reyes, Arch Rock, Sky Camp, Point Reyes NS, Hiking, sculpted beach

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