I’ve been to Point Reyes before, but only on day trips from Sacramento, leaving me with only a few hours to explore and always disappointed to leave without staying longer. So it was an obvious choice for my first stop.
I went on two hikes while here: the Mt. Wittenberg Loop and the Coastal Trail/Fire Loop. I walked the Coastal Trail early in the morning after a night at the Hostel. I saw tons of tiny bunnies, lots of dewey spiderwebs and a couple deer. The great thing about Pt. Reyes is the diversity in landscape - even on the same hike you can start in the chaparral, dip down to the beach and then stroll through a douglas fir forest with mushrooms and moss on the trees.
I have to say though, that my favorite part of the park is the Tomales Point trail, which I hiked on a previous visit. Something about the desolate cliffs and fog drifting over the barren plains with elk in the distance is so unique to this area. I like the simplicity there.
Maybe if the Hostel had vacancy tonight I would have stayed another day, but I feel content with the amount I’ve seen, considering that I’ve been here before, and I’m anxious to move on.