Three Beaches from Hearts Desire
5.1 miles     700 ft
8 Aug 2010
Summary

A short pleasant hike in Tomales Bay with little elevation gain.

Location: Tomales Bay State Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.

Route
The route consists of two different hikes, both starting at Hearts Desire Beach:

Indian Beach (2.3 miles): From Hearts Desire Beach, walk all along the beach to Indian Beach (0.6 miles). During low tide conditions, it is possible to walk along Indian Beach for almost 0.6 miles one-way. Return by the same route.

Pebble Beach Loop (2.8 miles): From Hearts Desire Beach, walk along Jepson Trail (1.0 miles) → left on Johnstone Trail (1.8 miles) to Hearts Desire Beach. The latter trail goes via Pebble Beach.

Trailhead

Location: Hearts Desire Beach, Inverness, CA 94937 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: ?? (last visited: ??)

Capacity: Dozens of cars can be parked in Tomales Bay State Park.

Latitude: 38.131997     Longitude: -122.893576

Heart's Desire Beach

Full photo album — 8 August 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Four Beaches from Camino Del Mar.
Indian Beach

Indian Beach has Miwok settlements. An extended walk along a rocky shoreline is feasible in sufficiently low tide conditions

Full photo album — 8 August 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Four Beaches from Camino Del Mar.
Johnstone Trail to Pebble Beach

Full photo album — 8 August 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Four Beaches from Camino Del Mar.
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