Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument

EASY 6 reviews

Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Point Arena, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 288 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


2 months ago

Spectacular view with so much wind.
Be careful with cows and their poops. Nobody but we were there, which made us feel we were on another planet.
It is not just 180 but 270 degree ocean view!
You can tell our planet, Earth, is spherical by looking at the ocean horizon.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful walk along the coast. Great for all skill levels. Mostly flat path- a slight incline above the falls. Stunning views and it takes you to Stornetta Falls which falls over the bluff into the ocean- at least during the Winter and Spring. Since it is mid August it is just a small waterfall on top of the bluff. Also have a view of Sea Lion Rocks. Saw about 10 seals in the water during our hike. Also saw many Pelicans flying overhead:) Parking at the trailhead is free and there is a porta potty. This hike was a great addition to our visit to the Point Arena Lighthouse:)

7 months ago

8 months ago


9 months ago

Easy walk, but amazing views. Birds, Harbor seals and whale watching.