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About Elephant Rocks in Dillon Beach, California

Elephant Rock is an outcropping of large rounded rocks near the town of Dillon Beach in Marin County. These rocks attract climbers and those who enjoy bouldering (low climbing without ropes). Photographers often set up here trying to get the right shot at the first or last light of the day. For the rest of us, this is just a unique place to walk around (and take amateur photos).

The Elephant Rocks are located about three miles down the Dillon Beach Road from Tomales. They are hard to miss even though the bulk of the rocks is below the road. A flat gravel parking lot is next to the rocks.

2997 Dillon Beach Rd
Dillon Beach, CA 94929
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Bodega Bay, US
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December 11, 2023

These rocks are privately owned (aka why there is a fence!) the gravel parking is not provided for tourists it is there for emergency situations such as for an emergency helicopter or the fire department to have a place to life flight an injured person out from the beach when landing at the beach is unattainable. The family that owned the land graciously allows this to take place there. Stay off other peoples land unless you like having others walk in and take photos of your home and land without permission.

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April 12, 2023

Those rocks should NOT be climbed on. They are MAJOR habitation and spiritual site of peleo-indians (pre Miwok). There are grinding holes everywhere, Pecked, curvolinear nucleated petroglyphs in the hundreds, habitation caves, a midden mound and much more. They need to be preserved by the state and county. Please do not climb on these rocks. It is considered a sacred site. The bad juju is on you if you deface this sacred site and remember, it could be your ancestors thousands of years ago that lived here. Please be respectful.

Ron T