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Haul Road Coastal Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Bragg, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 203 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Coy Thorp
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Ric Howard
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North a bit more interesting then south

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Eric Walter
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Mark Graziano
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HikingGreat!

Excellent trail along the majestic NorCal coast! Easy walking, breath taking views. We wandered off the paved trail onto the dirt path that looked into the Pacific...amazing. Highly recommend

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Melenie Hernandez
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Megan Halligan
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Laura Baynham
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HikingWashed out

Visited McKerricker on Saturday January 4th. Access to north end parking not available due to ocean incursion across road. Park in group camping and you have to take a long hike around the lake, or across the beach. Headlands and tide pools a bit difficult to reach. Wait till King tides are complete and road repaired. Otherwise access in other locations. Great hike for all persons when open

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Paige Lynn
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I thought it was amazing. It’s definitely not a tough trail and probably would have been better for a bike trail. But I went off the trail and followed the coast and it was amazing. Beautiful views. Amazing sunset.

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Nicole Weaver
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Beach for miles and miles. We saw seals at low tide on the rocks before MacKerricher. Easy access to a paved sidewalk above the dunes. Epic waves and coastal scenes!

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Brandon Baize
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Awesome! Caught it on a warm January day, great coastal trails and views the whole way. Great hike.

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Linda Ruiz
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What a great walk

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Megan Hannon
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Camped at east area at MacKerricher and left from there. We've done the portion on the point before so we didn't do it as part of this hike. Long, flat, maintained service road is like 75% of the hike. Great Pacific views and plenty of little beaches to stop at. Once you're at Fort Bragg it is sidewalk...and Glass Beach is so-so if you are just two adults. Not much to look at eastward the whole walk. Good to do as an activity if you're camping where we were to get some exercise...but I think a bike would be more fun...with a picnic on these hard to get to beaches.

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Christine Vana
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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.

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Sandy Hardwick-Watkins
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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.

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T Smith
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Walking

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!

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Mia Crow
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best spot ever

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Jesse Robertson
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Road biking

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.

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Megan Ackerman
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Brian Phipps
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Jamille Lee
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Lee Johansen
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Steffen Irmscher
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Ray Bouknight
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Nicholas Fruendt
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Debbie Ellickson-Brown
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Jason Cohen
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Juliette Cabral
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Rachel Lucas
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Mike Castro
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Sky C. Stanfield
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