Kortum Trail

EASY 30 reviews
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Kortum Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Occidental, 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
495 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A nice walk along the Sonoma coastline on a well maintained trail. Much of this trail is a double plank wood walkway that goes over wetland, the hike ends at Shell beach. There are options for this hike making for a much longer hike.

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9 days ago

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16 days ago

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18 days ago

It's all in what you are looking for. in this case, 5 stars for the view. Easy trail with one uphill section. Total out and back mileage from the trailhead at Wright's Beach Campground to Goat Rock parking area is 9.1 miles. The trail stops at Blind Beach. From there, either take the road to Goat Rock, or drop down to the beach and follow it. At high tide it is a bit more difficult, as part of the beach walk involves a rock scramble. To add a little extra, keep following the beach past Goat Rock to the end of the Russian River sand bar for a total of about 10 miles. views are phenomenal the entire way!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Not physically demanding, but I wish it had been. It was a nice leisure walk though, and we saw a deer scale the cliffs when it somehow stranded itself on the beach. The large hill/mountain on the right would've been a bit more appropriate for us maybe. But the views were lovely as ever.

3 months ago

I was seeking something a bit more challenging, but gorgeous views!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Great hike, with awesome views. Completed the entire hike from Wrights Beach to the northern end of Goat Rock beach.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

You have to do this trail while at Sonoma. Fantastic scenery!

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago