Bear spotted in Point Reyes National Seashore

Dennis Olson
06/09/2021

A Santa Rosa man returning from Coast Camp by bike on the evening of May 27 came around a turn and saw this black bear, which paused for the picture, on Coast Trail, near the hostel. It was one of a string of sightings around West Marin and Mount Tamalpais since a bear was found in a tree in San Anselmo earlier in May. Seashore wildlife ecologist Dave Press said the last confirmed bear sightings in the park before the recent ones occurred in 2003 and 2010. Wildlife camera projects in the county have not picked up bears, so Mr. Press believes there are likely no resident bears in Marin.