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.
dogs on leash
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.
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!
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.