Belinda Point Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Bragg, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports


bird watching




Mendocino Land Trust offers a series of short trails most of which offer coastal access to the Pacific Ocean. They do ask that you respect the adjacent property owners rights and privacy. A well marked short trail out to an isolated point in the Pacific Ocean just south of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. The trail is marked at the side of road (Ocean Drive) almost exactly 3/4 mile south of the botanical gardens. The 1/2 mile trail is tucked away on a dead end street. The level trail winds between adjacent houses for about 1/2 mile to a glorious view where birdwatching or whale watching are possible.

Fri May 26 2017

The end point was beautiful....but this is more of a short walk to the ocean edge. You walk between private property that reminds you constantly of that the entire way. I was wondering who was watching and if I was trespassing. Packed in my 10 month old. Again breathe taking views, but wouldn't take little ones. Easement is 25 feet from cliff.

Sun Jun 07 2015

Wrong Dennis. Between the two seasonal homes, which are not seasonal, is a 14 acre vacant lot, no home. Pedestrians are not allowed on to that property. Period. Pedestrians have been given a sliver of easement, on the properties far north side, along ocean -- once again, no access onto the vacant lot is permitted. The vacant lot is also delineated on the west side - no one is permitted to walk there either. Perhaps a large fence will remind people of this!

Mon Jan 14 2013

This is a short 1/2 mile (1 mile out and back) extremely scenic trail. Apparently, the Land Trust arranged for an easement to walk right between two seasonal homes--it seems wrong but the result was worth it. It is a very gentle slope down to the bluffs and there is a wooden stair down to a small gravel beach which is very secluded. Some caution is advised as the ocean bluffs can be can be quite unstable. It might be a good idea to keep children very close at hand. The day I went it was raining but I am inclined to enjoy mother nature at its most fierce.

Sat Aug 13 2016