June 28, 2007

Trail Description: Bull Trail is a short 1.6 mile trail out to the shore through coastal grasses and meadowlands. The trail crosses one small creek which is home to quite a variety of plants if one takes the time to look. Small clusters of cows will keep you company as the trail meanders within sight of "Creamery Bay" and finally ends at Drakes Estero. If you have the gumption to ford a muddy stream bed, the coast is accessible. We didn't, and enjoyed our lunch from a nearby hillside. This doesn't rate high compared to many other Pt. Reyes trails from a scenic point of view, but is none-the-less pleasant if you're looking for a change or are only concerned with wildflowers.  

Trail Location:
From Highway 1, go west on Sir Frances Drake about 11 mile to the "Bull Point Trail" sign. Parking is on the left and it free. A sign describes the area and trail.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
Non Native=NN
Baby Stars (Linanthus parviflorus)
Birds Foot Trefoil (Lotus carniculatus)
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
Brownie Thistle (Cirsium quercetorum)
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Candy Flower (Clatonia sibirica)
Cinquefoil (Potentilla anserina)
Cow Clover (Trifolium wormskioldii)
Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)
Dwarf Brodiaea (Brodiaea terrestris)
Flax (Linum bienne)= NN
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)
Loosestrife (Lythrum hyssopifolium)=NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)=NN
Seep Monkey Flower (Mimulus guttatus)
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Spiny Sand Mat (Cardionema ramosissimum)
Summer Mustard (Hirschfeldia incana)=NN
Varied Lupine (Lupinus variicolor)
Velvet Grass (Holcus lanatis)=NN
Vetch (Vicia sativa)=NN
Windmill Pink (Silene gallica)=NN
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)

Ferns not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)







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About half way out to Drakes Estero