Point Reyes Coast Laguna Loop Hike and Picnic at Hog Island Oyster Co.

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***Pt. Reyes Hike**** 
Point Reyes Coast Laguna Loop Hike and Picnic at Hog Island Oyster Co.

An easy walk through coastal scrub and grassland, exposed to sun, fog and/or wind. Breath-taking ocean-views. Keep your eyes open for hawks and shorebirds. Begin on the Laguna Trail with a slight climb, then descend to Coast Camp on the Fire Lane Trail. Turn left on the Coast Trail for beach access at Coast Camp or complete the loop by following Coast Trail northwest. A flat, open stretch of trail leads along coastal bluffs and then through a riparian zone, and back to the trailhead near the Youth Hostel. We’ll cap off the hike with a fun social picnic with delicious world renowned at Hog Island Oyster Co.


The hike should be no more than 3 hours long, we’d like to be on the way to the oyster farm by 2:30pm - the picnic area at Hog Island is very limited and fills up fast. This is a very easy hike, a stroll in the park if you will, so it may be suitable for hardcore hikers but join us anyways for Oysters and fun! If you’d like to join us for the Picnic portion of the event, you’re more than welcome. Driving directions are below.


Bring water, lunch, and extra layers of clothing. The weather changes constantly at Point Reyes so please be prepared. BYOB and/or wine and bring your own sauces for oysters!

Hog Island Oyster Farm 
20215 Shoreline Highway 
Marshall, CA 94940

Driving Instructions 
The Farm is located at 20215 Shoreline Highway in Marshall, CA. We are situated 49 miles north of San Francisco, 10 miles north of Point Reyes Station and 23 miles south of Bodega Bay.

From San Francisco
Take Hwy 101 north to San Rafael, exit at Central San Rafael/3rd Street exit. Turn west on 3rd Street. This will become Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 
Continue west on Sir Francis Drake to the town of Olema. At the stop sign in Olema, turn right on Shoreline Highway (Hwy 1). Continue on Shoreline Hwy north, through Pt. Reyes Station to the town of Marshall on the eastern shore of Tomales Bay. Hog Island Oyster Farm is just north of Marshall, 10 miles north of Pt. Reyes Station.

From The East Bay
Take Hwy 580 to San Rafael. 
Take the Central San Rafael exit (3rd Street). 
Turn right (west) on 3rd Street. This will become Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 
Continue west on Sir Francis Drake to the town of Olema. At the stop sign in Olema, turn right on Shoreline Highway (Hwy 1). Continue on Shoreline Hwy north, through Pt. Reyes Station to the town of Marshall on the eastern shore of Tomales Bay. Hog Island Oyster Farm is just north of Marshall, 10 miles north of Pt. Reyes Station.

From Sonoma County
Take Hwy 101 South to the Washington Street exit, Petaluma. (From Sonoma or Napa County, take Hwy 116 west to Petaluma, turn left onto East Washington Street.) 
Proceed west on East Washington Street to Bodega Avenue. Continue west on Bodega Avenue. Turn left on Tomales-Petaluma Road (look for Coast Guard Station signs). Follow Tomales-Petaluma Road to the end. Take a left at the 'T' intersection onto Hwy 1. Follow Hwy 1 approximately 7 miles south. Hog Island Oyster Farm is on your right.

CARPOOL INFO:

If you are willing to drive, please state in RSVP how many you can take. Carpoolers please watch the bottom of this post to see what carpool you're in. Drivers, please also watch this post and flag any necessary adjustments that need to be made to your carpool.


We will meet at 7:45am on the dot, we leave at 8am sharp! If you're coming from the Bay area and want to hike, meet us at the Bear Valley Visitor center, directions here:http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm 


If you plan on carpooling, have $20 cash... Please try and have the exact change!