Haul Road Coastal Trail

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Haul Road Coastal Trail is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Fort Bragg, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wildlife

28 days ago

Camped at Surfwood, so started the trail from the Main Beach day use parking area across the street from the campgrounds. I took the boardwalk to the point. On the return walk from the point, when the boardwalk starts to loop back around, there are trails that lead from the boardwalk. You have to hop down from the boardwalk; the trails aren’t marked with signage. I took one of them, and it was awesome for about a mile. It was a foggy, misty morning, but was still beautiful. Saw a Plover and pretty, bright red coastal succulents. After about a mile though, the trail hits a waterway and is overgrown, but detours to actual old haul road. A lot of cyclists and more people. It was early still, so I’m sure that road gets a lot more traffic later in the day. I was hoping for a longer trail along the coast. Still was a lovely and easy walk.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Best ride we had on vacation! We road bikes from one end to the other and made a detour after glass beach for Hamburgers from Jennies Giant Hamburgers. Then an easy ride back to the start. Awesome views, wide, well done path.

walking
Sunday, April 05, 2015

along the shore, what could not be more beautiful, relaxing, perfect vacation! we have done every bit of this trail many times many years and keep coming back! going from camp to the quiet beaches north to the Ten Mile River, recorded 9.6 miles out and back along the sandy shore seeing very few people! head south from camp through the cliffs and haul road all the way to glass beach and or town,approx 7miles out and back is beautiful with quite a few people but very worth it! we jog, walk, walk the dog (although no dogs aloud on ten mile dune )hike, bike, etc!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

best spot ever

road biking
Saturday, October 12, 2013

This trail is well-used by hikers, although it is mostly paved and could be great for cyclists if it were better maintained and improved near the lagoon on the northern end of the trail. This trail is a scenic alternate for the Pacific Coast Bike Route, which traverses the length of the California coast.

walking
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beautiful day on the beach with my good friend. Then the next day had to show my hubby what I had discovered. Walked only about 2 miles out and back but saw seals, birds, and collected sand dollars from the sand. It was absolutely beautiful.

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mountain biking
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mountain biking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Monday, March 13, 2017

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Friday, June 24, 2016