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Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bodega Bay, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 200 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views Wildlife
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Treder Fam
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Hiking

Pretty easy going up but back was a little workout.

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Melissa Medina
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Hiking

very pretty, easy short walk to the beach

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Jody Daskam
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with lots of steps. The beach is gorgeous...some rocky parts but enjoyable. Can get windy.

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Jason Dean
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Terilyn Jennings
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Hiking

Step trail. Great location. Get there early or you won’t find much parking.

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Ginger Tate
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Hiking

Super easy great beach views just don’t go on a windy day

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olivia lopez
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Trail is closed due to COVID

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David Wells
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Hiking

Nice easy trail down to the beach and back. Camryns first hike on her own (outside of the backpack). Beautiful day!

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Erin McIntosh
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Hiking

Great for a place to see some starfish and other tide pool surprises. My dog loved the trail. It is uphill the way back but it is honestly not bad at all, still rate it easy.

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Brian Carroll
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Hiking

Simple. Pretty. Recommend heading up the beach when you get there.

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Sheri Singer
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Hiking

A little warm on the day we visited, but it was early and the coolness at the beach erased any memory of the dry and warm trail. Slighty steep at the beginning with deep steps.

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Angela Bohl
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Hiking

Lovely narrow walking trail down through the gulch to the ocean. Uphill on the way back but not difficult.

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Andy Banni
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Hiking

When tide is at 4’ or less one can make the loop. Much higher and it’s not easily passable

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Angel Clark
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Hiking

The beach is beautiful and the trail is well maintained. I was surprised at how quickly the hike went. It should be noted that, while the trail is marked easy, for those who are not in the greatest shape, it will be a workout. There is a steady incline. Even so worth it. There was a spattering of people coming and going all day. That did not inhibit the abundant level of privacy and peace and solitude.

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Liz Hayhoe
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Hiking

Nice walk down the hill to the beach. Lots of birds, an owl flew out as we walked down the path. Wildflowers!

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Jess Weber
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This trail was very short and very easy. It was percent for a short hike to a beautiful beach. The trail is narrow so it was a little harder to walk with a dog, but not that bad. It was more of a walk than a hike. I was able to wear my flip flops on the way back because of how sandy my feet were. If you’re looking for a hike I would skip this trail but otherwise it made for a nice day on the beach!

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Eddie Z
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Walking

Nice short trail. Not too steep of an incline. Easy walk uphill. Family Friendly. Minor walkway maintenance. If you're looking for an easy brisk ocean side hike. Look no more.

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Diana Akbari
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Hiking

This hikes had some pros and cons. Going down the trial to the beach was scenic but it was short trial.

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Mike Lappano
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Walking

Well-maintained short hike down to the beach. Lots of tidal pools with starfish, hermit crabs, snails, and anemones during low tide!

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Kristene Enloe
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Half of the trail has steps unevenly spaced...those are always hard on my knees. The beach is beautiful with lovely, large rocks in and around the water and beach.

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Susan Shaw
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Hiking

Great hike down to the beach. Saw two Orcas.

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Ron H
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Not a long hike from the road, it's usually a very quite and relaxing beach, and if you really wanna make your significant other happy you'll cough up some dough and rent one of those awesome houses on the hill.

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Debie Beccaria
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Barrett Gaylord
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Jack Yang
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Alexa Ramirez
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Amber Sobolewski
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Alex P
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Kristel Phears
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Andrea Neidhardt
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