Admission: Free

At the Point Reyes National Seashore, discover the geology of the San Andreas Fault Zone on the earthquake Trail through interpretive signs, on an easy, paved loop.
Along the Earthquake Trail you will see blue posts in the hillside that mark precisely the location of the fault. At the end of the posts is a fence, which appears to be torn in half. This fence that jumped 16 feet in 1906 earthquake helps us to imagine the earth’s power.

Accompanying exhibits help to explain plate tectonics
The Earthquake Trail is located across the parking lot from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. The trailhead can be found adjacent to the picnic area restrooms.

Learn more: Earthquake Trail

Fun Fact:
There was so much damage to headstones in the Golden Gate area from the earthquake, that gravestone makers nearly stopped making marble headstones. Granite became the preferred material.

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Sandy Grimmer

Boston, NY

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