Bodega Head Trail

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Bodega Head Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bodega Bay, 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
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

walking
6 days ago

Picturesque and breathtaking views of the Pacific with beautiful wildflowers that populate this glorious walk along the well marked and easy trail. Do not skip this hidden gem as you travel along Hwy 1.

hiking
1 month ago

we hiked from westside campground to this trail no dogs once we got to bodega head tons of people great ocean views

1 month ago

stunning!

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

Great views and easy hiking for small kids!

hiking
5 months ago

Stunning views of the Pacific, Bodega Bay, and the harbor and town.

birding
10 months ago

Need to amend the trail description to reflect the fact that dogs are NOT permitted on Bodega Head trails. This area, especially the beach sections, is considered to be habitat for the federally listed western snowy plover as well as habitat for the long-tailed weasel. Plenty of other beaches to walk your dogs but NOT this one!

11 months ago

Nice easy hike! Beautiful views of the ocean!

11 months ago

Great place to explore the coast. Not a long trail, and very easy.

11 months ago

This trail goes along the breathtaking Sonoma Coast in Bodega Bay. We walked with our dogs and baby stroller. There are some areas where Milk Thistle impedes travel. I got a few pokes but nothing major. We saw three dawns and two does while hiking.

11 months ago

NOT a dog friendly trail. Dogs not allowed on trail. But it's a great short trail with great views

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Beautiful view, but because of the cliffs I would not call it kid friendly.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

Great nature walk. Take ur camera, be careful if taking children, don't let them out of ur sight, very steep cliffs

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Awesome and extremely beautiful

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Hiked 4/14/17: This is the most scenic walk/hike I've ever been on! It was windy, but clear blue skies and so many wildflowers this time of year. It's really only a walking trail, but we went off trail which added a little intensity and distance. You must take the stairs/ladder down to the beach...there are several picnic tables in the parking lot overlooking the beach. There are also restrooms.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

THIS IS NOT A DOG FRIENDLY HIKE. Drove 2 hours to get here with my dog and he wasn't allowed on the trail.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great Hike!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Stroller friendly when dry. Excellent views and great family walk.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Beautiful view from up top and we saw a whale breach! Pretty magical.

walking
Monday, March 13, 2017

I loved this area. Lots of beach area to play in and a lovely ocean view the entire walk. It's windy so dress appropriately. The coast line is gorgeous and the ground has cool formations. I highly recommend it.

walking
Friday, August 26, 2016

It's a beautiful walk on the edge with unforgettable views. Highly recommend no matter what age group you're apart of.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Can you ride a bike easily with a child bike trailer around the trail?

Monday, August 08, 2016

Very simple hike that has great views of rocks and bluffs. Expect to see Pelicans, Cormorants and Seals in summertime

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Beautiful and easy hike along the bluffs

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A beautiful coastal scene around every corner!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This is a great place to hike. It's really flat and the views over the ocean are spectacular. If you get a chance take this hike it's fabulous.

hiking
Friday, May 30, 2014

Awesome place I grew up hiking all the time. I love this place no matter what the weather! The head is nuts up there during the big storms (no pun intended), and don't forget to check out the sweet hobbit (cypress) tree u can go inside of!

hiking
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Really more of a walk/stroll than a hike but it's still very enjoyable. Go at your own pace, great views on a clear day (this time it wasn't) and some cool interpretive kiosks along the route.

hiking
Saturday, November 24, 2012

You will not be alone but is well worth the drive. Be prepared to have trouble parking on a nice day!
We did see two whales on this trip.

hiking
Monday, June 11, 2012

This is one of my favorite hikes to go on when I just need to get away from it all. They've built up the road a bit in the last couple years to get to it, but they've also blocked the second parking lot. Get there early on a weekend to ensure you don't have to park on the side of the road. I do this one at least once a year in November. It gets a bit nippy but the views are georgous. The last time I did this one was in April 2012. The tall ships were in town so it was really croweded when I left. There is another trail to the right to the "hole in the head" This one has a ver steep incline and I've only done it once. The views aren't as great.

If you are looking to get away with a short hike this is a good one to do. Don't forget to stop by the Tides and get some clam choward to enjoy on Doran Beach before you head back!

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