Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Unique view. Interesting history.

Cons

Crowds.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Big vistas

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

04/04/2019
Definitely worth checking out! Some great photos to be had here.
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