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

7 days ago

Easy hike great for all ages. Great views!

hiking
24 days ago

Despite people saying this trail was well-marked, I somehow managed to wander off of it several times, LOL. It’s a lovely walk, with views of the ocean and the bay in every direction. Not too crowded on a weekday.

hiking
27 days ago

We checked out the Bodega Head trail today. When we arrived we drove a little bit further until we hit a parking lot. There were quite a few people as it was a weekend. There are some picnic tables off to the right as you drive in. We hung out and had some lunch. Then we headed across the parking lot to hit the trail. Stopping at the bathrooms they really stunk up the area. We were happy to be on the trail and get some fresh air. We took the side of the trail that went up along the cliffs. There were so many beautiful views of the coastline! We really enjoyed our hike. We didn’t make it all the way around as we got off trail a little bit. There is a really cool island off the coast and we could hear all the seals going yapping! Super cool! Lots of cool areas for drone.

All in all this is a great family friendly hike. Bring your kids and your dogs and pack a lunch. Beach access requires that you trek down to it so this isn’t the most family friendly beach but the cliff side trails are this trails highlight! We will be back again!

1 month ago

It was foggy, but still beautiful. There were so many wildflowers, and because it was early in the morning it wasn’t super busy. Easy to get and a nice easy walk.

walking
1 month ago

I hit this trail up nearly every time I’m out at Bodega Head. There are ocean views for days when the fog burns off. The trail is super easy,perfect for a relaxing walk/hike to soak up the area’s natural beauty.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view! we do not have much time there, and only take a very short walk. next time definitely will spend a day there around.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, fun hike. It was a little busy but it was fun and well marked. We found a way to scramble down to a little isolated beach that was so great. Not a person in site. Get there early for a decent parking spot before the area fills up.

walking
2 months 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
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

stunning!

walking
7 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
7 months ago

Great views and easy hiking for small kids!

hiking
7 months ago

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

birding
Friday, July 28, 2017

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!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nice easy hike! Beautiful views of the ocean!

Monday, July 17, 2017

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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

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