Kortum Trail

EASY 34 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
367 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.

hiking
2 months 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!

hiking
5 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

7 months ago

The views were stunning when I was here a couple months ago. Only a couple other people on the trail so it was easy to stop for pictures and to look at wildflowers. Not a hard trail and look forward to repeating!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful 7.6 mile hike (round trip), that starts at Wright's Beach and ends with a steep hill at Goat Rock.

Plenty to see and explore off the path, so the 7.6 miles can turn into plenty more, if you want to explore the beaches.

Come prepared with Sunscreen, water, food, warm clothes (for when you are resting -- it can get pretty windy.) and maybe even a towel, for if you decide to get wet in the ocean.

hiking
8 months ago

Great walk along the beautiful coast. Gorgeous scenery and protective boardwalk where it became too marshy. Humping up the steep hill at about the 2 mile mark definitely worth the effort for the panoramic views. Skip the last 1/2 mile down to Goat Rock with the many people who drive down to it.

walking
11 months ago

Had to rush along the trail thanks to approaching rain, but the magnificent coastal views are something to be savored. Trail is pretty much flat the entire way.

Monday, November 07, 2016

A beautiful easy hike along the coast.

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

take the kids here often. don't forget the sunblock !!

hiking
Thursday, April 25, 2013

I loved this hike because of it's simplicity. It's nice for a day you just need to get away and get some fresh air. Nothing too strenuous. It had wonderful views of the coast line. I went in spring and really enjoyed the wildflowers and caterpillars. The descent down to the beach was overgrown with foliage and completely different than the rest of the trail. We did see one small snake on the flat part of this trail so be mindful. All in all, a lovely easy going hike. (note: it was EXTREMELY windy. Always be prepared with layers when you hike on the coast). We had a picnic lunch at the beach before returning. It's a really great spot for chilling out.

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