Chimney Rock
2.1 miles     400 ft
20 May 2011

A pleasant walk into a rocky finger-like landmass projecting into the Pacific. Plenty of wildflowers and excellent views of Point Reyes coastline in both directions.

Location: Point Reyes National Seashore

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Many many maps by National Park Service: Good quality maps showing various trails in different parts of Point Reyes.

» Tom Harrison Trail Map: High quality contoured map showing various trails and mileages for different sections.


Route: Follow the trail all the way to Chimney Rock. Return by same route.

Notes: See Yelp reviews for Chimney Rock. Great views of the Pacific and large sections of Point Reyes coastline. In May 2011, we saw signs of 'Unauthorized Trails', which looked like well maintained trails that were dangerous because of their proximity to the cliffs. Down below, at the foot of these cliffs, we saw seals resting along beaches. The Chimney Rock trail is replete with a wide variety of wild flowers.


Location: (Chimney Rock Trailhead) 27539 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2011)

Capacity: About 15 cars.

Latitude: 37.995250     Longitude: -122.979712

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