Bodega Dunes Trail

EASY 12 reviews
#5 of 14 trails in

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 number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
5 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.

walking
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

Amazing view!

hiking
11 months ago

Great Views ✨

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Gorgeous views and beautiful weather.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Lots of options. We cut over to the beach and walked part of the way back on it. Sandy trail so we didn't go as far as we thought. I say it is moderate.

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014

Beautiful scenery. We didn't exactly follow the trail but ended up on the beach anyway and altogether logged 4 miles. It was a nice hike that you could easily increase the intensity level if you choose to.

camping
Friday, May 30, 2014

Pleasant hike, and I'm not kidding; I can't say enough great things about the Dunes camp grounds, other then it's the best camping in 100 miles easily. I grew up camping here my whole life and never once had a problem with rangers or groundsmen. They let my parents get away with some pretty rowdy shenanigans as long as your polite and respectful to them and the nature around you. They even don't mind (or haven't for me) allowing sleeping in overflow parking for the night for free. Very nice people there and much love for that place.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

recorded Bodega Dunes

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday, July 04, 2015