Explore the best trails near Fort Bragg with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

kid friendly

trail locations for Fort Bragg, California

This is a beautiful trail. Well kept up. It is pretty level the whole way until you head down to the ocean. Very accessible for children young and old (not stroller accessible for the most part). Ok to take you dog on leash only unless signs state otherwise. You'll love it!

hiking
4 months ago

I have been to this waterfall numerous times. I love the location however, the waterfall itself is not awe inspiring and the trail is steep and slippery. Plus you should know that this trail would be difficult for young children (-5). FYI
-The waterfall is a stream of water that has more volume in the winter months (Dec - April). This stream of water cascades over what looks to be a giant (and I mean giant!) black boulder. The structure of the waterfall is amazing, its just that the amount of water flow can be disappointing.
-The Location is amazing! Another post states that the location is "other-worldly" and I couldn't agree more! It looks like you have stepped into a movie. Beautiful redwood trees live and extremely tall along with some fallen redwoods that can be climbed on and experienced horizontally. There are also some beautiful clearings if you venture past the waterfall.

Overall I gave the trail 3 stars for the accessibility and the amount of water flow. The hike is also pretty short, and can be challenging on the way back.

Amazing! Takes about 2-3 hours to see everything. Admission is $14 for general, kids less, dogs are free. We brought our dog and she loved it, lots of little forest trails to walk thorough and shaded areas with a little creek. The bluffs are worth it at the end! Easy walk and the gardens are beautiful with most species labeled.

Beautiful, secluded beach perfect for off the leash fun with a pup

Very beautiful setting of the variety and then the ocean view is amazing

Beautiful! An easy trail that showcases the many micro climate ecologies of the Mendocino coast

Easy walk/hike. Make sure you pick up the pamphlet that takes you through the ecological staircase. There are markers along the way.

walking
1 year ago

I give this one 5 stars because it's picturesque the entire way ending at the beautiful Mendocino Coast. It's more of a walk than a hike.

Biked from Glass Beach to MacKerricker part. Beautiful.

Best ride we had on vacation! We road bikes from one end to the other and made a detour after glass beach for Hamburgers from Jennies Giant Hamburgers. Then an easy ride back to the start. Awesome views, wide, well done path.

Wrong Dennis. Between the two seasonal homes, which are not seasonal, is a 14 acre vacant lot, no home. Pedestrians are not allowed on to that property. Period.
Pedestrians have been given a sliver of easement, on the properties far north side, along ocean -- once again, no access onto the vacant lot is permitted. The vacant lot is also delineated on the west side - no one is permitted to walk there either.
Perhaps a large fence will remind people of this!

walking
1 year ago

along the shore, what could not be more beautiful, relaxing, perfect vacation! we have done every bit of this trail many times many years and keep coming back! going from camp to the quiet beaches north to the Ten Mile River, recorded 9.6 miles out and back along the sandy shore seeing very few people! head south from camp through the cliffs and haul road all the way to glass beach and or town,approx 7miles out and back is beautiful with quite a few people but very worth it! we jog, walk, walk the dog (although no dogs aloud on ten mile dune )hike, bike, etc!

I run this trail monthly. I enjoy encountering hikers. It's 7 ish miles round trip from the parking lot through the staircase to Mitchell Creek gate and back again. You know, up one way means fun all the way back!

Great trail through the woods and around the ocean.