1390 Limantour Spit Road
Point Reyes, CA 94956

Directions

Address:
1390 Limantour Spit Road
Point Reyes, CA 94956

Mailing Address:
PO Box 247
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:
1 (415) 663-8811

Google Map

GPS Coordinates: N 38 02.646, W 122 51.727


The Point Reyes Hostel is located in a wilderness area within Point Reyes National Seashore. As a starting point or to better visualize our location in the park, download a map of the park from the National Park Service website. The Point Reyes Hostel is located off Limantour Road, 2 miles northeast of Limantour Beach.

By Car

From the North on Highway 1
Go south on Highway 1 through Point Reyes Station. Then cross a small bridge and turn right  onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Follow the road for 3/4 miles and make a left turn onto Bear Valley Road. (Caution: Just as you approach Bear Valley Road, the road you're on makes a hard right turn. You must go into this turn a short way to see oncoming traffic before turning left onto Bear Valley. If you miss the turn, you'll approach Inverness Park and will need to turn around.) On Bear Valley Road go 1/4 mile and turn right at the sign for Limantour Natural Area/Hostel; you're turning onto Limantour Road, but there's no street sign. Follow Limantour Road about 6 miles and turn left at the first crossroads (at the bottom of a steep hill). The hostel is 1/4 mile down the road and on the left.

From the South on Highway 1
Go north on Highway 1 to the small village of Olema. There's a blinking light at the junction of Highway 1 and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Continue north on Highway 1 for 200 yards, then turn left onto Bear Valley Road. Go about 1.5 miles and turn left at the sign for Limantour Natural Area/Hostel; you're turning onto Limantour Road, but there's no street sign. (If you miss the turn, you’ll come to a stop sign 1/4 mile later and know you've gone too far). Follow Limantour Road about 6 miles and turn left at the first crossroads (at the bottom of a steep hill). The hostel is 1/4 mile down the road and on the left.

From the North on Highway 101
Go south on Highway 101 to the first Petaluma exit and go right on Petaluma Boulevard. Continue for about 3 miles through downtown Petaluma. Make a right onto D Street (a 7-11 is on the righthand corner). D Street becomes Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. Stay on this road until the Highway 1 junction, then turn left (south) onto Highway 1. Continue through the town of Point Reyes Station, then see directions for "From the North on Highway 1" above.

From the South on Highway 101
Go north on Highway 101 out of San Francisco to the San Anselmo exit. At the end of the exit, you'll be on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, headed west. Continue on Sir Francis Drake for about 45 minutes, to the small village of Olema and the junction of Highway 1. Turn right (north) on Highway 1, then see directions for "From the South on Highway 1" above.

From the Northeast on Highway 80
Go west on Highway 80 to the junction of Route 37 in Vallejo. Take Route 37 West towards Highway 101, but don’t get on 101. At the 101 junction, there will be three choices: 101 North, 101 South, and South Novato Boulevard. Take South Novato Boulevard; once through suburban Novato the boulevard turns into a country road. Continue on South Novato until it ends, then turn left onto Point Reyes-Petaluma Road (there's a sign for Point Reyes Station). Stay on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road until the Highway 1 junction, then turn left (south) onto Highway 1. Continue through the town of Point Reyes Station, then see directions above for "From the North on Highway 1" above.

From the Southeast on Highway 580
Go west on Highway 580 and cross the San Rafael/Richmond bridge. Follow the signs for Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, then continue for about 45 minutes to the small village of Olema and the junction of Highway 1. Turn right (north) on Highway 1, then see directions for "From the South on Highway 1" above.

By Public Transportation

Our remote location means that public transit isn't easily accessible, and unfortunately the nearest bus stop is 7 miles away at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. We welcome guests who are willing to hike in, but a reservation is required so we know when to expect you.

From San Francisco, take Golden Gate Transit to the San Rafael Transit Center, then take the West Marin Stagecoach to the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes National Seashore. From the visitor center, it's a 7-mile walk to the hostel (there are no local taxis).

The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pack a trail map and have a plan if your bus arrives when the visitor center is closed. You'll also want to buy all your food before you get on the bus, since there are no grocery stores near the visitor center.