Tule Elk at Tomales Point

Hiking Drakes Beach

A naturalist led hike out to Tomales Point to observe and learn about this majestic species. We will share with you the history of the Tule elk in Point Reyes, their day to day lives, and how they survive and thrive in this sometimes harsh environment. This hike takes place atop the ridgeline with views of Tomales Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Join us in the fall when the males are bugling, posturing, and fighting over territory to maintain in order to defend their harem of females.

Share in this intimate experience with our biologist guides as we explore the breeding behavior and conservation of this California native species. Take in breathtaking coastal vistas as we observe the elk, birds, and coastal habitats during a delightful stroll and picnic lunch.

We hope this magical day will allow you to relax and enjoy the bounties of Mother Nature.

Where:
The Tomales Point trailhead, almost to the end of Pierce Point Road. You will be given detailed directions when you register.

Time: 10 am to 1pm, 10am to 4pm

Price:
  3hr
- $50  approx. 4 miles
  6hr - $68  appox 6-8 miles

Ages 8 and up. Maximum of 16 partipants.

Dates: See Calendar or call for dates

Tule Elk

Preparing for Your Trip
The success of any journey is often based on well prepared participants. The most important contribution you can make is to arrive on time prepared and eager to enjoy the trip. When getting ready for your trip, please make sure that you understand the directions and allow yourself plenty of travel time. It is very important to be appropriately dressed to insure your comfort and enjoyment. Please study and follow the Clothing Recommendations provided.

Food
To complement this exceptional adventure PRO provides a wonderful snacks prepared locally using organically grown produce, baked breads, local cheeses and delightful desserts. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs.

Your Guides
PRO takes pride in the quality and skill level of your guides. Impeccably trained, they bring a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to each trip. With expertise in group facilitation, natural history, wilderness first aid, and marine biology, your guides are ready to provide you with a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience. As a trip’s success and safety depends on their judgment, we ask that you respect and support their decisions.

Directions
The following are directions to the Point Reyes National Seashore. Directions to the specific trailhead will be included in the trip information you receive when you register. Have a safe and enjoyable drive and please do your best to be on time!

Southern Marin County
From Highway 101, take Sir Francis Drake Blvd. west for approximately 20 miles to the junction with Highway 1 in Olema. Turn right (north) on HWY 1. Travel ½ mile to Bear Valley Road. You will see the Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center sign; turn left onto Bear Valley Road. Drive 2.5 miles to the stop sign at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and turn left. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness and watch your speed. Follow Sir Francis Drake for approximately 8 miles to the coast. It takes about an hour from HWY 101 in Central Marin County and about 1 ½ hours from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Northern Marin County
From Novato, take Novato Blvd. west approximately 8 miles to Point Reyes Petaluma Road. Turn left and continue west for 10 miles to the junction with Highway 1. Turn left on HWY 1 and travel through Point Reyes Station to Sir Francis Drake Blvd., just after the green bridge. Turn right on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness and watch your speed. Follow Sir Francis Drake for approximately 8 miles to the coast. It takes about an hour from 101 in Novato.

Southern Sonoma County
From Petaluma, go west on D Street, which turns into Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. Continue west for 14 miles to the junction with Highway 1. Turn left on HWY 1 and travel through Point Reyes Station to Sir Francis Drake Blvd., just after the green bridge. Turn right on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness and watch your speed. Follow Sir Francis Drake for approximately 8 miles to the coast. It takes about an hour from Petaluma.