Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Sonoma Coast State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

6 days 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
8 days 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
9 days 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.

paddle sports
12 days ago

Absolutely stunning - but this is not a trail, it’s paddling on the river. Beware paddling can be tough if the water level isn’t high.

hiking
18 days 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.

hiking
28 days ago

Love this place! It is a nice and friendly hike for all beginners. They also have parking spaces in between this hike so you can park in the middle and cut the hike in half. We ended up parking in the middle of this trail to make it 4 miles altogether. Has a fabulous view of the ocean at all times. Great for kids and we will be back again!

Lots of great photo opportunities, easy to follow trail, and wasn't crowded at all mid-week.

walking
1 month ago

Picturesque and breathtaking views of the Pacific with beautiful wildflowers that populate this glorious walk along the well marked and easy trail. Do not skip this hidden gem as you travel along Hwy 1.

walking
1 month ago

I did part of the trail as a short loop from the wrights beach parking area to the next beach access point maybe 3/4 mile away, then down from the bluff to return along the beach. Beautiful trail, as others have said. Suggest wearing long pants - when I was there in early June the section after the first boardwalk was choked with waist-high weedy brush, including prickly thistle plants crowding the trail and making it quite narrow at times. Not so nice to brush against with bare legs.

hiking
2 months ago

we hiked from westside campground to this trail no dogs once we got to bodega head tons of people great ocean views

stunning!

Easy and beautiful.

This is not a hiking trail. It really is all a beach. Also, there is a sign for no dogs. wtf?

hiking
3 months ago

This is an easy walk atop the bluffs with an ocean view almost all the way. Wildflowers were everywhere in early April. There are smooth colorful rocks, with chert, blue shist, and plenty others in the mix on the coarse-grained beaches along the way.

There is no trail there. Just a road in residential area in the beginning and no trails afterwards

This trail is fabulous! Only about 2 Miles until you get to a small peak. The view from that hill is magnificent! And then 2 Miles back to the parking lot. The entire time you see the ocean, and you even have opportunities to walk down to the beach. We walked through golden red grasses and a big rock patch. We saw wild iris blooming here and there. The highlight was definitely the rocks in the ocean. If you want, you can even go further up the trail and make the hike longer. The small peak was a nice stopping point, though.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is all soft sand. The entire way. Yuck.

The starting point is not well marked and in the middle of the campground, thus no parking.

Trails to the beach are not marked.

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous views!

trail running
5 months ago

An absolute favorite for fairly easy trail running. You cannot beat these views. Being ocean front, can get very very windy. And crowded on weekends. Go before 8-9 and have it more to yourself.

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

Great views and easy hiking for small kids!

hiking
6 months ago

Stunning views of the Pacific, Bodega Bay, and the harbor and town.

hiking
7 months ago

Used to walk this down to fish decades ago. Beautiful area I miss. Used to ab dive just above here as well...

walking
9 months ago

08Oct2017 Park is under Improvement so there is no place for day use parking. I'll have to try again another day.

hiking
9 months ago

It's all in what you are looking for. in this case, 5 stars for the view. Easy trail with one uphill section. Total out and back mileage from the trailhead at Wright's Beach Campground to Goat Rock parking area is 9.1 miles. The trail stops at Blind Beach. From there, either take the road to Goat Rock, or drop down to the beach and follow it. At high tide it is a bit more difficult, as part of the beach walk involves a rock scramble. To add a little extra, keep following the beach past Goat Rock to the end of the Russian River sand bar for a total of about 10 miles. views are phenomenal the entire way!

Amazing view!

hiking
10 months ago

Great Views ✨

hiking
10 months ago

Fun easy pretty views- estimate your miles to take twice as long as it's in sand!

birding
11 months ago

Need to amend the trail description to reflect the fact that dogs are NOT permitted on Bodega Head trails. This area, especially the beach sections, is considered to be habitat for the federally listed western snowy plover as well as habitat for the long-tailed weasel. Plenty of other beaches to walk your dogs but NOT this one!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nice easy hike! Beautiful views of the ocean!

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