Virtual Guidebook to Marin and the North Bay Counties
Lakes Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore California


The Lakes Trail enters the Philip Burton Wilderness from the south. It loops through a cluster of lakes that have been created by massive slippage along fault planes parallel to the coast.

A good dayhike destination on this route would be Alamere Falls, which cascades down the coastal cliff onto Wildcat Beach. Or you could get a permit, pack a backpack, and spend the night at Wildcat Camp.



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On the bluffs at Palomarin, start of the Lakes Trail

(December 3, 2006)


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Douglas fir forest near the site of Lake Ranch

(December 3, 2006)


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Bass Lake from the Lakes Trail

(December 3, 2006)


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Pelican Lake, with Double Point behind

(December 3, 2006)


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