Wildflowers & Whales Hike

Wildflower Hike


At the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the Point Reyes peninsula offers stunning displays of wildflowers. The cool coastal air combined with the spring's sunshine provides an ideal locale for blossoming iris, Indian paintbrush, columbine, goldenfields, and blue-eyed grass all thrive in their unique habitats within the national seashore.

Experience the brilliant scents and vibrant colors of these landscapes with our knowledgeable naturalist guides. On this exhilarating stroll, you will discover the the open vistas of the California coastline, migrating gray whales, seals, birds, and other marine life.

The fresh air and wonderful aroma of spring awaits!

Where: The trails we choose for our adventures vary depending on the recent weather conditions and seasonal blooms. You will be given the exact.location when you register.

Price: $40 Adults, $25 children 12 and under. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

2013 Dates: Sat. May 4th: 6p-8:30pm Sunset Hike. Hot Beverages included.

                   Sun. May 12th: Mother's Day: 10a-12:30pm

 

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 double check 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 snack prepared locally using organically grown produce, baked breads, and local cheeses. 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 Seashore. Directions to the specific trails 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 Highway 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.