Salt Point Trail to Stump Beach

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Salt Point Trail to Stump Beach is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stewarts Point, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
7 days ago

A very underrated or somewhat lesser known park with a handful of trails including Salt Point Trail. If you arrive at low tide you'll get access to tide pools and see lots of amazing creatures. One highlight are colonies of Purple Sea Urchins and Bat Stars. Yes, Bat Stars are a thing, apparently. They are mollusks similar to starfish, but with much shorter arms. Who knew?

As expected, since the park isn't that visited, mainly due to the secluded location on HWY-1 North, as opposed to the heavier traveled southern stretch below the Bay Area, you have a solid chance of seeing seals lazing on the rocks at a close distance.

The rocks! The rocks are fairly unique looking. Go check out dem rocks on dis trail.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
Friday, August 22, 2014