Cypress Tree Tunnel

Point Reyes National Seashore

Marin, California

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Cypress Tree Tunnel


  • The Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes National Seashore.- Cypress Tree Tunnel
  • Approaching the Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes National Seashore from the east.- Cypress Tree Tunnel
  • The radio relay station at the end of the Cypress Tree Tunnel.- Cypress Tree Tunnel
  • The parking area and radio relay station at the end of the Cypress Tree Tunnel.- Cypress Tree Tunnel
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Unique view. Interesting history.
Marin, CA
Pets allowed: 
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Not Required
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Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description


The Cypress Tree Tunnel is a classic stopping point in Point Reyes National Seashore. Monterey cypress trees line a 0.25-mile driveway, arching over it to create an ethereal tunnel effect. It is a popular location for photo shoots of special events, such as engagements, and it can be difficult to find a time when you can have it to yourself to take clean shots. Bring a tripod and consider shooting with the intention of stitching together a clean composite image.

Try to catch golden light at dawn playing through the trees and fog for stunning photographic conditions. However, as with any highly photographed place such as this, the challenge is creating your own unique image and vision.

At the end of the driveway sits a historic radio relay station constructed to transmit ship-to-shore Morse code communications and a teletype with World War II-era equipment. The cypress trees that now distinguish this site were planted circa 1930. More information about this fascinating and beautiful piece of history can be found on the Point Reyes National Seashore website.

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