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Tule Elk Preserve

#4 of 26 things to do in Point Reyes Station Features Animals
12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
+1 415-464-5100
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Almost the last place you'd expect to see a large herd of elk.

If you step foot onto the point where the elk reside,you are instantly jealous that they get to... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2016
Yosemitesteve
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Modesto, California
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Hiking here is a guarantee of seeing elk in their natural habitat. And the scenery is gorgeous. A... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2016
cswd2014
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OH
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12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you step foot onto the point where the elk reside,you are instantly jealous that they get to live here and you can't. Beauty in every direction.The Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay are in view on most of the hike. The elk can be in...More

1  Thank Yosemitesteve
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Hiking here is a guarantee of seeing elk in their natural habitat. And the scenery is gorgeous. A beautiful, peaceful place to visit while in Point Reyes National Seashore.

1  Thank cswd2014
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Really gorgeous hikes - my only regret is not giving myself more time to explore. Will spend far more time when I come back (and I will be back!)

Thank jfcass
Reviewed March 9, 2016

If the weather is poor, and the lighthouse is closed, and you have more than one day in the Point Reyes area, a drive to the Tule Elk Preserve is a good option. The animals are elegant and plentiful. The preserve is poised high upon...More

Thank DrQuinnVA
Reviewed January 10, 2016

We saw so many elks along the trail. They usually gathered in groups of either males or females. They're tamed and not aggressive at all to humans. We can walk close enough to shoot good photos of them. But keep in mind not to disturb...More

Thank CharlesXLi
Reviewed January 7, 2016

If you want to see wildlife, check out this trail. I saw countless elk, a great blue heron, turkey vultures, red shouldered hawks, american kestrels, deer and some California quail. I even caught some shots of a long tailed weasel! Given that I was carrying...More

1  Thank CandiceTZ
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We visited during our trip to The national seashore. We hiked the trail down to the end of the point and back and really loved it. It is not a very difficult hike though there are some inclines in both directions. The various herds of...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Took a drive through the preserve recently at sunset. The elk were visible from the road. Most of them were eating. Hawks were gliding low to the ground. It was beautiful. I've hiked here before and the views are beautiful.

Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Not always possible to see the elk, but worth the hike to see the shore and landscape along the way. Easy hike along the trail.

Thank VickiA206
Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you've never seen Tule Elk - this is pretty cool! They are not threatening and are just beautiful creatures. We really enjoyed it.

Thank Greg L
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