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Tule Elk Preserve

#4 of 26 things to do in Point Reyes Station Features Animals
12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
+1 415-464-5100
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So Many Elk

Got up early and arrived in the preserve before sunrise (spectacular views). We were greeted by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ssdirotm
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Bel Air, Maryland
You really will see elk

Unlike some preserves where you may get a glimpse of the inhabitants, we saw multiple groups of... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Patrick A
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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got up early and arrived in the preserve before sunrise (spectacular views). We were greeted by dozens of elk along the road with even more in the distance. Great way to begin the day!

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Unlike some preserves where you may get a glimpse of the inhabitants, we saw multiple groups of elk. Some of them were crossing the hiking trail right in front of you. The trail is decent with some inclines, but not too bad.

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Rare to see a group of bachelor Bulls in mid afternoon. Saw a grout of 5 large Bulls resting on a slope. Used a telephoto to take pictures. Awesome

Thank Shamus780
Reviewed 15 February 2017

On our way to the Old Ranch, we drove through the Elk Preserve. Here they were, around 100 Tule elks munching their lunch. As we drove towards the ranch they were on the right side of the road. Our visit of the Old Ranch lasted...More

Thank paul w
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Nice to see elk,( along with deer) in the wild. Although the heard was quite tame and hanging out next to and on each side of the road. Would be great to see them roam the whole of the Pt. Reyes Seashore someday! With all...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 11 December 2016

It took us about 1 1/2 hours from San Francisco to reach to the trail head. We hiked all the way to the North end of Tomales Point Trail and along the way enjoyed gorgeous views of the waves and cliffs and Tomales Bay. We...More

Thank Oran A
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A great location for hikes, out to the point, down to the beach or out to the lagoons. Not only the tule elk, but large birds, bobcats and colorful dairy cows.

Thank mjmbkk
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Elk were easy to find and were all in one group. A HUGE buck had all the females huddled together, while several smaller males hung around the edges. It was rutting season, so I guess he was protecting his harem. Quietly sat on a hill...More

Thank AlaskansinOR
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Scenic, fairly easy hike, saw a couple herds of elk. Great way to spend an afternoon. Views are amazing.

Thank ewright2013
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Be ready for a long walk - and maybe fog! But we saw loads of wildlife (eg Tule Elk, birds of prey, sea birds etc etc). It's a stunning place, and magical to have the ocean on both sides as you walk. Interesting how the...More

Thank CuzAlice
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Chinotto
Hello, I'm arranging my first trip to the USA and I'd like to visit the Elk Preserve. How long does the car journey take? And the trekkiing part? Is it an easy walk? Do you think half a day is enough to visit te preserve? Thank you Monica
1 May 2015|
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