Kortum Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Occidental, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
You walk along the Sonoma coastline on a well maintained trail, much of this trail is a double plank wood walkway that goes over wetland, the hike ends at Shell beach. There are options for this hike making for a much longer hike, you can find a map at the tail head.
I loved this hike because of it's simplicity. It's nice for a day you just need to get away and get some fresh air. Nothing too strenuous. It had wonderful views of the coast line. I went in spring and really enjoyed the wildflowers and caterpillars. The descent down to the beach was overgrown with foliage and completely different than the rest of the trail. We did see one small snake on the flat part of this trail so be mindful. All in all, a lovely easy going hike. (note: it was EXTREMELY windy. Always be prepared with layers when you hike on the coast). We had a picnic lunch at the beach before returning. It's a really great spot for chilling out.