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Bodega Head Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily 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.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 187 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Bodega Head is a four-mile-long peninsula just south of the Bodega Dunes and north of Bodega Harbor. It features a boat launch area, many pocket beaches, and stunning cliff views from several coastline trails. During their spring and fall migrations, grey whales can be spotted from here. This dirt trail is great for hiking and biking, but dogs are not allowed. The wheelchair and stroller friendly portion of this trail (as an out-and-back trail) can be viewed on its own trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bodega-head-accessible

There are restrooms by both parking lots.

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Sarah Mones Friedman
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Hiking

Blustery but beautiful November evening walk. Seals below, deer a plenty, birds flying over, pastel sherbet sunset with the fam!

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Karen Frost
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Hiking
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Peter Morris
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Mountain biking

Trail is very nice. Lots of wildlife sightings; whale,deer,seahawk,seal,and pelican. BUT NO MOUNTAIN BIKING!! App is wrong....

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Jessica Richman
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Hiking

Beautiful walk!

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Kindle Biermann
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Hiking

Beautiful. Saw whales with the help of some photographers.

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Richard Binder
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Holly Tretten
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful, relaxing walk in the afternoon. We loved arrived in the area and having this be our first walk. It was great.

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Peter Symonds
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Hiking

Great views, slightly crowded, but plenty of parking. We missed the turn going north from the parking lot, and went a bit further up the coast before coming back, lots of unmarked trails through the ice plants.

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Liz Vieira
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Hiking

Ding

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Kathy Fanning
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Song Lee
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HikingGreat!

Nice easy hike. There were a lot of people out trying to get some fresh air. Definitely wear a mask! Very scenic.

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Cody Nunnally
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Hiking
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Dwayne K
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Hiking

Clean and open!

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Sarah Nguyen
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Hiking

Very beautiful and scenic walk to view the coast! The ice plants are turning red, which makes it super pretty and feels like Fall along the coast. Super crowded on Sunday (9/6/20)...

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Shannon Leahy
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HikingGreat!No shade

Gorgeous clear views, not too many people and perfect weather conditions

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Kelly Farley
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Hiking

Nice overall, but the sheer number of people combined with the anti- masker presence would make me rate this trail lower than non- CoVid times. Not for the immuno- compromised.

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Stacy Dustin
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Lorri Peltz-Lewis
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Mountain biking
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Martin and Brenda Johns
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Hiking
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Andrea B
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HikingGreat!
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Heather Pina
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful sunny day - great way to get away from all the smoke from the surrounding fires. We saw seals and sea lions, many birds, deer and even a sea otter floating amongst the kelp beds. Easy walk and nice way to spend the day with my husband.

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qizhi gong
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Hiking

Great easy trial for family outing

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John McNitt
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A great hike with amazing views. Fog started to lift around noon which was a perfect time for our hike.

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Rishi Bhargava
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Hiking

Great trail with amazing views.

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Tyler Pierce
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Walking

Lots of people on a Sunday afternoon escaping the heat wave, but that was expected. Majority of people didn’t go on the trail, but rather sat down on one of the sandy beaches or explored other nearby trails. This particular trail was really nice up along the top of the cliffs. Easy trail, beautiful views, pleasant breezes, birds flying overhead and the sound of sea lions mating on a nearby island.

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Hillside Hiker
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HikingNo shadeOver grown
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Tyler Chuck
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Hiking

Amazing walk alongside the cliffs. Most of the walk is along the cliffs with a steep drop off to the ocean. It’s really pretty. There are lots of ways to customize the trail. Some cool birds outside too.

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Shawn Ford
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HikingNo shade

Very windy

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