Explore the most popular trails near Bodega Bay with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Easy hike great for all ages. Great views!

hiking
25 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
28 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.

This trail was very short and very easy. It was percent for a short hike to a beautiful beach. The trail is narrow so it was a little harder to walk with a dog, but not that bad. It was more of a walk than a hike. I was able to wear my flip flops on the way back because of how sandy my feet were. If you’re looking for a hike I would skip this trail but otherwise it made for a nice day on the beach!

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 camped at westside campground so it gets you into all the county parks make sure you go during the week you have the beach to yourselves sand dollars everywhere nice quite walk and they allow dogs on leash so nice to walk a beach where our dog does not try to get attacked by other dogs

walking
3 months ago

Nice short trail. Not too steep of an incline. Easy walk uphill. Family Friendly. Minor walkway maintenance.
If you're looking for an easy brisk ocean side hike. Look no more.

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

stunning!

This is not a hiking trail. It really is all a beach. Also, there is a sign for no dogs. wtf?

trail running
4 months ago

Great beach to run.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is all soft sand. The entire way. Yuck.

The starting point is not well marked and in the middle of the campground, thus no parking.

Trails to the beach are not marked.

This hikes had some pros and cons. Going down the trial to the beach was scenic but it was short trial.

Well-maintained short hike down to the beach. Lots of tidal pools with starfish, hermit crabs, snails, and anemones during low tide!

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.

Half of the trail has steps unevenly spaced...those are always hard on my knees. The beach is beautiful with lovely, large rocks in and around the water and beach.

walking
10 months ago

08Oct2017 Park is under Improvement so there is no place for day use parking. I'll have to try again another day.

Amazing view!

hiking
11 months ago

Great Views ✨

hiking
11 months ago

Fun easy pretty views- estimate your miles to take twice as long as it's in sand!

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!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

pretty crowded, costs money to get in and park so make the most of it, but is a nice long stretch of beach. don't know why it says no dogs, there's dogs all over the place (not complaining, seemingly very responsible dog owners when I've been)

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.

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