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hiking
5 days ago

Scenery: 2
Views: 3
Difficulty: 2
Crowds: 2
Shade: 1

My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above:
5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park
4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail

5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park
5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park
4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park
4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail

5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak
4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

hiking
16 days ago

Fantastic trail, easy, amazing views into the Pacific and Drakes Bay, saw sea lions and even spotted whales off the coast.

walking
17 days ago

It is beautiful beach. Good if you just want to hang out in the beach. Very short walk. Lots of jellyfish.

on Chimney Rock Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Was an easy hike and the views are breathtaking!

5 stars for the birds, so many kinds!
And 4 stars for part of the trail so close with drive way, I don’t like to breathe cars;)

hiking
25 days ago

The trail is exactly how described with great views at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice leisure hike with mild elevation. Saw a deer in the bush, too!

Beautiful small hike down to the waterfall. the trail isn't marked but the best directions was to park across the street at the PCT sign and walk across the street and the trail is right there. i hiked up the PCT trail a bit to make it a longer hike. the waterfall is worth seeing for sure and the water is an amazing emerald green..

Nice little hike.. good hike to give kids extra experience.

Easy way to see where the Bay meets Bodega Harbor

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy trail for the whole family, young and old (our youngest was 9 and it was easy for her). Great activity to do with young kids when in Sonoma

on Gray Whale Cove Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Good views, even through the fog. Nice elevation gain from the parking lot followed by a flat trail. My only complaint is that the trail was pretty overgrown or narrow in some places and LOTS of poison oak. Keep an eye out for it!

hiking
2 months ago

This is an old family favorite. Returned six months ago for the first time in about twenty years. The hike/walk is easy and the scenery is beautiful. It’s definitely not a beach for swimming. Driving through and then above the fog on the way back was magical, as were the elk on the hill. We got out of the car and silently watched them for a while before heading home.

An easy walk down to the beach, a bit tougher getting back to the parking lot. Not so steep that you can't do it by just slowing your pace. Indeed, be wary of the sleeper waves. I got snagged by one, and it was dicey.

hiking
2 months ago

An easy, pleasant hike with an abundance of wildflowers. White-crowned sparrows greet you from the tall grasses and ravens croak overhead. During the right months of spring or winter, you might see multiple grey whales migrating along the coast. Bring some binoculars and take in the views.

Easy hike great for all ages. Great views!

Great day hike. Very peaceful.

There is a couple of benches towards the end of the trail that overlook the beach. Very beautiful coastal scenery! Visited 8/5/2018

What a wonderful place. Beautiful views from the cliff top, saw an incredibly elegant Grey Heron that was patient enough to let me take some great photos, some kind of bird of prey hovering literally right at eye level and, if you’re OK with a steep descent, an almost deserted beach to walk. Totally recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

Despite people saying this trail was well-marked, I somehow managed to wander off of it several times, LOL. It’s a lovely walk, with views of the ocean and the bay in every direction. Not too crowded on a weekday.

hiking
2 months ago

We checked out the Bodega Head trail today. When we arrived we drove a little bit further until we hit a parking lot. There were quite a few people as it was a weekend. There are some picnic tables off to the right as you drive in. We hung out and had some lunch. Then we headed across the parking lot to hit the trail. Stopping at the bathrooms they really stunk up the area. We were happy to be on the trail and get some fresh air. We took the side of the trail that went up along the cliffs. There were so many beautiful views of the coastline! We really enjoyed our hike. We didn’t make it all the way around as we got off trail a little bit. There is a really cool island off the coast and we could hear all the seals going yapping! Super cool! Lots of cool areas for drone.

All in all this is a great family friendly hike. Bring your kids and your dogs and pack a lunch. Beach access requires that you trek down to it so this isn’t the most family friendly beach but the cliff side trails are this trails highlight! We will be back again!

3 months ago

It was foggy, but still beautiful. There were so many wildflowers, and because it was early in the morning it wasn’t super busy. Easy to get and a nice easy walk.

walking
3 months ago

I hit this trail up nearly every time I’m out at Bodega Head. There are ocean views for days when the fog burns off. The trail is super easy,perfect for a relaxing walk/hike to soak up the area’s natural beauty.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing view! we do not have much time there, and only take a very short walk. next time definitely will spend a day there around.

Great family hike. Very beautiful views.

Great for hiking with kids and grandparents

Nice and really shaded. Really close to waterfall but can go further.

walking
3 months ago

The trails start just up the street from the parking lot to the right and are pretty well marked. There’s effectively no elevation change, and one of the options further from the cliff’s edge is basically a fire road - so it’s an easy stroll. Lovely coastal views abound!

And of course, the beach is nice too, which is accessible from the parking lot.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, fun hike. It was a little busy but it was fun and well marked. We found a way to scramble down to a little isolated beach that was so great. Not a person in site. Get there early for a decent parking spot before the area fills up.

Easy family hike around the rodeo lagoon - half of it next to the parking lot / road but the rest is beautiful and rodeo is a great beach to spend the day and relax. Some nice little coves to the left to explore too

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