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Best trails in Schooner Gulch State Beach

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Explore the most popular trails in Schooner Gulch State Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The beach and headlands preserve a scenic spot along the Mendocino Coast and offers a stunning perch for watching sunsets, or merely sitting in the grass as the afternoon sun glistens on the waters below. Fishing, picnicking, and surfing are popular activities here. A small parking area with two trailheads is on the west side of the highway. The southern trail leads to Schooner Gulch Beach. The northern trail to Bowling Ball Beach is closed due erosion. Hours: sunrise to sunset

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#1 - Schooner Gulch & Bowling Ball Beaches
Schooner Gulch State Beach
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
As of June 2020, trails, beaches and day use areas are open. Parking may be limited. For more info: Please note: “Bowling Ball” formations are only visible at loShow more