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Kehoe Beach Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 85 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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A path down to Kehoe Beach. This is an excellent location for bird watching.

Park at the turn out on Pierce Point Rd.

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Bear Valley Visitor Center: Travel north on Bear Valley Road to Inverness Park. Continue northward on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (do not turn right). Follow this park road through Inverness as it begins to bear westward. Past Inverness the road forks. Take the right side of the fork, which is Pierce Point Road. Kehoe Beach Trail begins from the second trailhead along Pierce Point Road.

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Samantha Jean
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Easy trail down to the beach. We had a picnic on the beach, who doesn’t love an ocean view? Traveled October 2017

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Jeff Gunderson
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HikingGreat!

Easy dog friendly trail to a wonderful, peaceful beach. Google map times a bit under-estimated as the roads are rough and full of curves, but there's nothing wrong with slowing down and enjoying the scenery.

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Nancy H
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Angel Epstein
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Nature tripsGreat!

Great trail and very peaceful beach. My husband and our 15 year old daughter took our two dogs. Beautiful drive. Plan what you need to carry in because you’ll have to carry it out too. The path in is well marked but becomes more sandy as you get closer to the beach. Wagons or strollers would not be recommended.

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Hobbit Hideout
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HikingNo shade

Great short trail to the beach. Gets busy on a weekday and would assume it’s packed on weekends as it’s one of the few spots dogs are allowed nearby. But beautiful views, great trail, and the beach is large and has beautiful rock formations around it as well. Also has bathrooms and garbage at trailhead. No lot, park on side of road, some pullout areas around the trailhead.

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Jessi Pettenuzzo
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Beautiful easy walk to the beach, through grassy hills and wildflowers. Mostly flat, dirt trail. A little bit of a sandy trail as you get to the beach and then the 2nd half of the 'trail' is just walking on the beach. Sand is pretty soft. Lots of gorgeous cliffs and a wide expansive beach with few people. Parking along the road. Bathrooms right at the trailhead. No cell service. We had amazing weather, a little overcast at 12pm, then sunny by 2pm, cool breeze but not cold!

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Lawrence Bly
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Be aware you will likely not have cell coverage in the area. The trail is just a walk to the beach and to the end of the beach but it’s very nice.

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nick price
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4 adults and four kids, every one of us loved the trail. It was the perfect length with a great reward of the ocean and large mountains outlining the beach. The only drawback was that half the hike was in the sand, but then again, we were hiking to the beach. Overall, I would highly recommend the hike! Plus, my buddy found what he thinks is a piece of petrified wood that he believes is at least 150k years old. He works for an insurance company, so not sure if that is accurate or not!

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Mark Graziano
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Hiking

Great way to spend time on the coast with your pup! The short hike to the beach is easy and picturesque, and the beach has lots of room to walk. Would highly recommend it!

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Paul Gatzios
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Katsy Pline
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A lovely, quick walk down to a vast, windswept beach. Now is an excellent time to visit, as the flowers are just starting to bloom. There is a seasonal waterfall on the north side of the trail head.

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Nicole Affleck
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It was a nice little hike out to the beach. Very beautiful and secluded out there. Part of it is in sand so just be aware.

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Joanne Pascual
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Hiking

Loved this spot. Not crowded and a nice hike to get to the beach. Just wish the drive was not so long to get there but the pluses outweigh the drive.

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Melissa Williams Hatten
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Walking

This was a perfect easy hike / walk for my family's first outing. The beach was beautiful and it was not crowded. The only complaint I have is the bathroom at the trail head. It was so disgusting that we could smell it before we ever got to it.

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Cezzy Mendoza
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4/16/2017 Hike

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Murphy Dunn
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The point on the map takes you to johnstone trail and jepperson trails and there is no cell service. Bring a map. Kehoe beach is actually about a 13 minute drive from here.

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J Golz
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Hiking

Kehoe Beach Trail is an easy hike. One of the few trails north of Inverness in the Point Reyes National Seashore approved for biking, this trail descends gradually from the road to the ocean. There is a small fresh water lagoon to the south as you near a single bluff right before reaching the ocean. What makes this beach special are the grassy sand dunes between the beach and the small cliffs. Each sandy indentation offers a sense of solitude. For my group, which included three young kids, we played hide-and-seek among the tall grasses in and around the dunes.

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Carly Phillippe
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kehoe is the best for kids & dogs!!!!!!!

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Margo Lampell
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This was an easy, beautiful trail that ends up on a gorgeous beach. It's dog friendly, however, I wouldn't recommend schlepping a lot of stuff if you are planning a day at the beach.

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Samantha Rossi
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Jeff Talarigo
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Rolando Flores
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Jermaine Coffman
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Heather ///
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Adriana Arrambide
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Rosa Nettle
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Jenny Dymova
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Non C
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Kay Bloggs
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Will Sloan
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