Summary: The hike starts out flat, following the San Andreas fault, following Olema Creek. This is Olema Valley Trail.
The trail turns uphill at about a mile following Bolema Trail. This will be the hardest part of the hike, basically straight up the ridge.
The trail intersects Ridge Trail and Lake Ranch Trail at the top, where you make a right turn, and follow Ridge Trail. Stay on this for a little over half a mile, then bear right and follow Stewart Trail.
You stay on Stewart Trail only a short time, before turning left, and heading toward Fir Top. Make a left on the trail to Fir Top, then before you know it, there you are!
Head down Greenpicker trail to Stewart or Olema Valley trail, and this will loop you back around to the trailhead and stables.
Trailhead: Driving North on Highway 1 from San Francisco, turn west (left) at the Five Brooks trailhead, right near the Five Brooks stables. This turn off is approximately 3.4 miles south of Olema, before you get to the entrance or visitor's center.
Driving South on Highway 1, turn west (right) at the Five Brooks trailhead, right near the Five Brooks stables. This turn off is approximately 3.4 miles south of Olema, past the entrance to the seashore. (Lat:37.99759 Lon:-122.75796)
Trail Guides for Point Reyes - Fir Top:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters: (415) 464-5100
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by David Zwarg, who has posted 9 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Hoja on 1/21/2008
Except for the Greenpicker trail, this route is on a mix of dirt roads (sections are even partially paved). Also, Five Brooks has an active horse stable, so there are more horses on the trails then hikers (hence the huge trail ruts). For a good day hike in Pt. Reyes, skip Five Brooks and head for Palomarin (Coast Trail), Sky (Woodward Valley) or even Bear Valley (to Arch Rock) trailheads.
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