Año Nuevo Point Trail


Año Nuevo Point Trail
3 miles in-and-out; 1 hour plus viewing time.; easy; access limited Dec. 1–Mar. 31

This wide, flat, pleasant trail leads from the parking area to Point Año Nuevo, passing through tough, fragrant, stiff-branched marine chaparral and a wetlands before it reaches the dunes area overlooking the point. In the winter the last .half-mile of the trail is closed to all but those on guided tours. Tours last 2.5 hours and spots are limited, so call ahead or purchase a ticket online ($7) before your visit.

April 1 through Nov. 30, the last section of the trail is open to those holding daily viewing permits (available for free at the park front desk; limited in number).

Return to Ano Nuevo.