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#27 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Sonoma Coast State Park

1,260 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Sonoma Coast State Park, California? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Sonoma Coast State Park ranging from 0.7 to 8.9 miles and from 0 to 964 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

At the mouth of the Russian River lies the beautiful Sonoma Coast State Park. Boasting long sandy beaches and rocky headlands, this scenic area is an oasis for fishermen, picnickers, and hikers.

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Map of trails in Sonoma Coast State Park
Park information
Acreage:
10,286 acres
Contact
707-875-3483
Helpful links
Top trails (18)
#1 - Pomo Canyon Trail Red Hill Trail Loop from Shell Beach
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
An old California ranch overlooking the coast and Jenner headlands. Red Hill provides a series of trails climbing the tallest ridge just south of the Russian River on the coast. This exposed landscapShow more
#2 - Bodega Head Trail
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
Bodega Head Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bodega Bay, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#3 - Kortum Trail
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
A nice walk along the Sonoma coastline on a well maintained trail. Much of this trail is a double plank wood walkway that goes over wetland, the hike ends at Shell beach. There are options for this hShow more
#4 - Islands in the Sky Vista Loop
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Islands in the Sky Vista Loop is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Occidental, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#5 - Kortum Trail: Shell Beach to Blind Beach
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Trail starts at the Shell Beach parking lot, staying along the coast the whole way. Climbing a small peak provides a great view of Goat Rock.Show more
#6 - Goat Rock Beach to Wrights Beach via Kortum Trail
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Goat Rock Beach to Wrights Beach via Kortum Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jenner, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill Show more
#7 - Pomo Canyon Trail to Shell Beach
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
Pomo Canyon Environmental Campsite is currently closed but you can still do this awesome hike. There is plenty of free parking at the trailhead, which is currently marked by a fence and "Campground ClShow more
#8 - Kortum Trail from Shell Beach to Wrights Beach
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Kortum Trail from Shell Beach to Wrights Beach is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Occidental, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skiShow more
#9 - Bodega Dunes Trail
Sonoma Coast State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
Bodega Dunes Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bodega Bay, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a Show more
#10 - Pomo Canyon Trail to Red Hill
Sonoma Coast State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(21)
Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Pomo Canyon Trail to Red Hill is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Occidental, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily uShow more
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