North Coast of California: Chimney Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore


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Chimney Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore
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The mostly cliff-lined coast in the southern half of Point Reyes National Seashore is replaced further the north by sandy spits and the wide-open waters of Drakes Estero, before the cliffs return on the far side, around the actual promontory of Point Reyes, a very foggy location. On the ocean side of the promontory, the main road leads to Point Reyes Lighthouse, while a short spur reaches Point Reyes Lifeboat Station on the inland side, and a 0.9 trail continues eastwards along a narrow, grassy, cliff-lined peninsula to a viewpoint high above Chimney Rock, overlooking Drakes Bay. The slopes of the peninsula are home to many wildflower species.

Location: Chimney Rock Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore





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