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Tule Elk Preserve

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Address: 12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Phone Number: +1 415-464-5100
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Perfect for hiking & photograohy

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 and enjoyed watching them -- just wish others would be quieter so as not to... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 big bunch of male elk were interacting, grazing and resting in the large 'meadow' area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The walk was SO beautiful. We saw a few elk on the drive up and saw a herd quite far in the distance. Other hikers told us there was a herd much closer to the trail, but it would have required an additional hour of walking. I wish we'd had the time. But, as you can see from the photo,... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We combined our trip out here to see the Tule Elk with a walk down to McClure Beach. We couldn't get that close to the herd so that was a disappointment but we did see them from a distance.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We saw two Tule Elk harems, and met a great docent, name Megan, who rally knows a lot about the Elk. WE talked to her when we all first arrived. Later we encountered her again on the trail, where she had set up a telescope to look at closely at the elk, one male with a huge rock of horns,... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The hike up the trail is more than rewarding to have a chance to see elk in there habitat is great. Don't disturb them and bring water and lunch. Do the entire hike

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Tomales Bay Trail leads through the Tule Elk Preserve. The elk are everywhere on this wind-swept trail, high above the Pacific. The scenery was amazing in every direction!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love Point Reyes and hiking down to Tomales point you see many tule elk when you come in the right season. Lucky for us we did! We saw many different herds through the day and even saw some over by the light house. They are beautiful creatures and we are lucky to be able to share this space with... More 

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