Abbotts Lagoon Trail

EASY 63 reviews

Abbotts Lagoon Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A short walk down to Abbotts Lagoon. This is a great place to go to a quiet beach if you aren't against having to hike a little bit for it. Along the way there are lots of flowers, wildlife, and nice view points of the lagoon.

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12 days ago

We went in August and it was still pretty chilly. Loved the views! Not a lagoon you can bathe in but still worth the views

21 days ago

I walked this trail on a weekday out to the ocean, it is easy just like all trails said but once you get out to the ocean it’s like you are the only one on the beach, you can go miles and miles north or south with no other people around, only birds and crabs.

1 month ago

Very easy stroll, pretty much level. Once you hit the ocean you have the option of going to the right along an extensive beach or a hill climb to the left. We went to the right and enjoyed a scenic beach nearly devoid of people.

1 month ago

Incredibly beautiful place. There were so many flowers blooming and birds singing. I highly recommend it for an easy hike. Well worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

nice trail, flowers and berrys blooming lots of quail sat at beach for nice picnic the road getting here is long and in major need of repair very bumpy bathroom is clean

walking
4 months ago

Flat easy beautiful. Bobcat on our trail. Don’t do alone.

hiking
4 months ago

great little birding trail.

4 months ago

Magical. Beautiful drive to the trailhead from the city and easy and beautiful walk through wetlands, around the large lagoon and to the huge beach expanse. Highly recommend

hiking
9 months ago

lovely, low traffic, and easy for all hiker levels.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

major eye candy.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Went over Labor Day weekend. Got to trailhead at 9 AM and there only 4 cars there. Pit toilet at trailhead. No water that I could see so bring some. No shade on the trail but it was cool hiking in - on the way out it was warm. Walk along the Lagoon past bridge to avoid the sand. Bring a bag to pick up plastic trash. Saw people bring chairs to sit on the beach which was a good idea. Wife was startled by a baby snake on the trail on the way back - I think it was a garter snake. Leaving Point Reyes around noon there was crazy traffic. Glad we got there early.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice and easy. Views all the way through. Benches en-route. Loved it.

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Did this hike yesterday (April 15) and many of the wildflowers were blooming everywhere. Very easy hike past the lagoons out to the ocean with spectacular views down the coast.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

We pulled up to the parking lot with our two dogs in the car and were sad to see signs indicating dogs are not allowed on this trail. If you drive down the road a few more minutes, however, you'll come to the trailhead to a trail out to Kehoe Beach, which is dog friendly.

hiking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Easy hike with a lovely view of the strange calm lagoons. Very kid friendly.

walking
Saturday, February 15, 2014

We went on an overcast day and the green rolling hills looked like Scotland. Easy, light walk, wonderful scenery, and only takes a little over an hour.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Wonderful in the fall. It's a very easy walk from the trail-head to the beach, which is covered in beautiful dunes.
Birds all along the walk. While it looks a bit desolate, it's really a great experience. During the walk you focus on various marsh birds (saw White Pelican in the lagoon).
At the ocean you can then explore the coastal wildlife.

I think fall is the best time to go because the air is very clear and the light is good. Most importantly the winds are not so fierce. In summer/spring the winds are generally stronger.

Would not advise on high wind days unless you really layer up.

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