Trail Mavens


Skill-based camping and backpacking trips for groups of extraordinary women. Ready to build fires, read maps, pitch tents, hike, laugh, and drink wine around the campfire? Join one of our weekend adventures.

Kayak Camping in Point Reyes | April 18 - 19

First-time Trail Maven?

Make sure you read our FAQ for juicy details that are relevant to all our trips, and check out our Field Notes from the last time we adventured here.

Trip Highlights

  • Fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping on Marshall Beach.
  • Spot cormorants, pelicans, ospreys, seals, tiger sharks, and bat rays as we cross Tomales Bay and explore the ins & outs and beaches of the interior coastline.
  • Be dazzled by nighttime bioluminescence.
  • Hang, laugh, and learn with a posse of inspiring women.

  • Relax. Unplug. No emails, no cell phones (except for taking lovely pictures).
  • Teach and learn camp set-up and break-down, open-top sea kayaking, fire-starting, camp cooking, and Leave No Trace principles.
  • Sunday lunch at Cowgirl Creamery. Mount Tam Triple Creme, anyone?

Itinerary Summary


8:15am departure from SF, kayak outfitting in Marshall, camp setup, beach picnic lunch, afternoon hike/kayaking exploration of neighboring beaches, outdoor skills 'office hours,' dinner, fires, s'mores, revelry, and nighttime bioluminescence kayaking.


Leisurely breakfast, camp break-down, kayak return to Marshall. Picnic lunch and closing ceremonies at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station. Return to SF mid-afternoon, pending traffic.

What's Included

  • Meals (Saturday lunch/dinner, Sunday breakfast), snacks, and wine around the campfire.
  • Kayak rental, PFDs, splash guard, and motorboat support between Marshall and Tomales Bay campsite.
  • All campsite fees/permits.
  • Guided, hands-on instruction.
  • Shared items: tents, stove, cookware, toilet paper, soap, firewood, lanterns, and basic First Aid from WFR-certified guide.
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp, camp plates/cups/utensils, and camp chairs are provided at no additional cost for any woman who can't bring her own. 

What else?

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from Marshall. Trail Mavens will facilitate carpools from SF. Each passenger will contribute $15 to their driver for gas, wear, and tear (not included in trip investment). 

Bring cash for Sunday lunch!

Trip Investment: $405

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