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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