Point Reyes – Bear Valley & Arch Rock

With the great weather continuing into Sunday, Serena and I drove to Point Reyes for some trail running and sightseeing. For the trail run, we decided to do the Bear Valley Trail to Arch Rock. This is perhaps the most popular hike in the park with relatively little elevation on a wide and pleasant pathway in under a canopy of deciduous and Douglas fir forest. Total distance from the Bear Valley Visitor Center to the tip of Arch Rock is 4.3 miles – 8.6 miles for a round trip out-and-back.

Serena running thrugh lush environs

Serena running thrugh lush environs

A slight breeze allowed for optimal temperatures and the clarity from Arch Rock was fantastic.

Awesome views!

Awesome views!

Serena standing on top of Arch Rock

Serena waiving atop of Arch Rock

More photos of the Bear Valley Trail and Arch Rock after the jump!

A great day for a trail run

A great day for a trail run

Serena enjoys the trail

Serena enjoys the trail

Serena with the views

Serena with the views

Small waterfall that flows under the arch

Small waterfall that flows under the arch

The arch

The arch

Couple shot

Couple shot

Seagull examines his domain

Seagull examines his domain

Seagull close-up

Seagull close-up

View north of Arch Rock to Drakes Bay

View north of Arch Rock to Drakes Bay

Looking back to forested Bear Valley from Arch Rock

Looking back to forested Bear Valley from Arch Rock

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