Bayview Trail is about 10.2 miles long and located near Inverness Park, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day.
When you pull into the lot you will find he Bayview trailhead and the trailhead for the Sky trail on the opposite side of the lot. If you decide to take the downhill Bayview trail, it is mostly single track that is well maintained and downhill to Muddy Hollow trail where you can go left and past the Clem Miller Environmental Center that connects with the coastal trail or an alternate route is to go to the right down Muddy Hollow trail to the to the Limantour Spit where you can see sea lions basking in the sun at low tide.
You can choose to go back the same way or after passing the Point Reyes Hostel take the trail to the right, the Laguna Trail to the Sky trail back to the parking lot.
The wind was brisk at the beach but the rest of the hike was pleasant, traveling through old growth Spruce, Pine and some Redwoods, plenty of wildlife to view from Tule Elk
The wind was brisk at the beach but the rest of the hike was pleasant, traveling through old growth Spruce, Pine and some Redwoods, plenty of wildlife to view from Tule Elk to Bobcats, a lot of species of birds and butterflies, it was a great hike! Bayview Trailhead: Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 The trailhead is on the right/north side of the road 4.4 miles (7 km) after turning on to Limantour Road.
Tips: remember "what goes down, must come up" the trails are well maintained but steep, bring at least a liter of water, lunch, good shoes, and layers as the temp can rise or fall quickly out here.