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Tule Elk Preserve

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Address: 12320 Shoreline Highway, Tomales Bay Trailhead, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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+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 dozens of elk along the road with even more in the distance. Great way to begin... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bel Air, Maryland
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Bel Air, Maryland
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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!

Thank ssdirotm
Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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
albany, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
Redmond, Washington
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 16 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 or less one hour. We left and surprise: the Elks decided to cross the... More 

Thank paul w
Rocklin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 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 the dairy farms & cattle ranches still operating seems far off in the future. We... More 

Thank Daniel K
Kfar Saba, Israel
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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 visited in October and saw many of the 300 Elks that live in Pt. Reyes.... More 

Thank Oran A
SF Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 24 October 2016

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

Thank ewright2013
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Reviewed 21 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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