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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

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
11 days ago

we did the overlook trail and the path is extremely narrow. worth it for the great views.

hiking
16 days ago

Exposed, but pleasant hike. Plenty of side trails will take you to viewing points.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice, easy hike. If you have fear of heights as I do, don’t look right on first section. It was foggy on the ocean side but got warmer once away from ocean. Very clean trails. Bathroom was primitive but well taken care of. Saw deer cross path 200 yards in front of us. Overall very pleasant day.

1 month ago

just a beautiful hike. an awesome view in every direction

6 months ago

Rolling trail with spectacular views. Windy from off shore breezes. Nice way to spend the 90 minutes before the sunset.

6 months ago

Majestic views!

8 months ago

nice easy trail with great views. . .

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful overlook and well maintained trails. It is a popular spot to visit with lots of parking.

8 months ago

Beautiful easy trail. Wonderful views.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice leisure hike with mild elevation. Saw a deer in the bush, too!

10 months ago

Easy way to see where the Bay meets Bodega Harbor

hiking
10 months ago

Great easy trail for the whole family, young and old (our youngest was 9 and it was easy for her). Great activity to do with young kids when in Sonoma

11 months ago

Easy hike great for all ages. Great views!

hiking
11 months 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
Sunday, July 22, 2018

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!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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
Thursday, July 12, 2018

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
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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
Monday, July 02, 2018

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
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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
Monday, May 14, 2018

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

Saturday, May 12, 2018

stunning!

walking
Saturday, January 06, 2018

Beautiful

hiking
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Great views and easy hiking for small kids!

hiking
Thursday, December 28, 2017

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

bird watching
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 fawns 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

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