Sunset Beach Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Sunset Beach Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking.

7.5 miles
1000 feet
Out & Back



mountain biking




wild flowers


no dogs

Start at Estero trailhead and hike 2.5 miles until you come to a fork. Follow the sign to the right to the Sunset Beach trail. At this point, you'll have 1.5 more miles until the beach. This trail is a little deceiving in that most places will say it's a 3 mile in and out trail. However, the start of the trail is 2.5 miles into the Estero trail. So you can't actually start your hike at the beginning of the Sunset trail. Therefore, it's technically 7.6 miles in and back out (this milage may very depending on the time of day due to the tides).

mountain biking
18 days ago

Went for a bike ride on this path last week. I had already made the hike on foot to Drakes Beach in previous weeks, so I decided to take my bike this time out and continue on the path to the right, towards Sunset Beach. It was not disappointing. Arrived at low tide, parked my bike and walked along the beach. Plenty of wild life to observe and beautiful scenery.

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, layers, and water. Get there early for the solitude.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012