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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hiking
14 days ago

I’m probably bias on this place because I’ve been coming here for years and it hasn’t gotten old. It’s not a long strenuous hike but I just love the view. It’s a great place to whale watch season permitted. The sunset is always spectacular. I did a full moon hike once there. Weather was jus right and the moon light up the sky.

hiking
23 days ago

don't be fooled. this is for horses

hiking
28 days ago

From the trail head, the trail starts off with beautiful views. Saw elk right on the trail (had to stop and proceed with caution) on the Horseshoe Cove Overlook, which is a short up and back I’d recommend. After that, it goes downhill. Trail is for horses and full of sand (dunes, so expected), which means basically walking in a horsey litter box. Decent workout, though. If you do end up on this trail and aren’t staying at the campgrounds, I recommend hiking to the bend in Whaleship Rd, where there is a well marked trail from dunes to the street between the houses. Then, walk down Whaleship to Bay Flat Rd, turn right and walk 1/2 a mile to the best clam chowder and crab sandwiches you’ve ever had at the SECOND restaurant, Spud Point Crab Company. You deserve it. Try to grab a table. After you eat, it’s a 3 mile walk on Westshore Rd back to the trailhead. Two cars would be perfect.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful hike even with the morning fog! Recommend wearing pants to avoid scratchy brush along the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

a super weird trail. there's an upper trail and a lower trail. the upper trail is behind people's houses but both are 100% in deep sand and the upper trail is a horse trail so there's tons of horse shit. not really meant for normal hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

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

on Bodega Head Trail

hiking
1 month ago

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

on Bodega Dunes Trail

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over grown
1 month ago

Nice trail. I started out at the parking lot for the day use area. Made a few detours to go to the beach and getting a little turned around. Didn't quite make it to the Head bc of a late start. Some parts where chest-high tall grasses, pretty over grown. But mostly beautiful sand dunes. I'd do it again but leave myself more time.

hiking
2 months 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.

A little warm on the day we visited, but it was early and the coolness at the beach erased any memory of the dry and warm trail. Slighty steep at the beginning with deep steps.

perfect. that's all.

Lovely narrow walking trail down through the gulch to the ocean. Uphill on the way back but not difficult.

When tide is at 4’ or less one can make the loop. Much higher and it’s not easily passable

just a beautiful hike. an awesome view in every direction

This is just the beach not exactly a trail.

The beach is beautiful and the trail is well maintained. I was surprised at how quickly the hike went. It should be noted that, while the trail is marked easy, for those who are not in the greatest shape, it will be a workout. There is a steady incline. Even so worth it. There was a spattering of people coming and going all day. That did not inhibit the abundant level of privacy and peace and solitude.

on Bodega Head Trail

7 months ago

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

Majestic views!

hiking
8 months ago

Walked from Bodega RV Park and back along the road into town and back to our RV park- 18 kms all up. Many deer and bigger bucks in the dunes. We did lose our way at the 2/3 point in but recovers across country. Thanks to the app. It’s probably 3 miles of sand dunes. Great exercise. Spectacular views at the headland. And facilities available there too. A nice walk !

Great and dog friendly

nice easy trail with great views. . .

hiking
9 months ago

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

Beautiful easy trail. Wonderful views.

Nice walk down the hill to the beach. Lots of birds, an owl flew out as we walked down the path. Wildflowers!

walking
10 months ago

Loved seeing the sandpipers and other birds along the water, also saw seals in the water. Fun hike.

hiking
11 months ago

I love this flat stretch of beach as does my dog. I’ve seen whales off the shore, sea lions come up on the beach and all kinds of sea life wash ashore. Great 2 mile stretch and always friendly people walking. Mornings best to beat the afternoon wind. My dog loves...lots of great things to explore & sniff out.

11 months ago

Very pleasant stroll along a long beach. Easy walk from Bodega Bay Lodge.

hiking
11 months ago

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

Easy way to see where the Bay meets Bodega Harbor

hiking
11 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

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