Best trails in Davenport, California

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Looking for a great trail near Davenport, California? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castle Rock State Park or The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Almaden Quicksilver County Park or Huddart Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Davenport ranging from 1.6 to 2.9 miles and from 55 to 249 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Davenport, California
Top trails (12)
#1 - Bonny Doon Beach and Shark Fin Cove Loop
Coast Dairies State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
#2 - Greyhound Rock Beach Walk
Greyhound Rock County Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#3 - Skyline to the Sea Trail Short Loop [CLOSED]
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#4 - Chalk Mountain Via Skyline to the Sea and Westridge Trails [CLOSED]
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
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Length: 16.2 mi • Est. 8 h 48 m
Climb from the Pacific Ocean and follow the West Waddell Creek to a beautiful series of waterfallsShow more
#5 - Big Basin Waddell Creek to Berry Falls Bike Hike [CLOSED]
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
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Length: 15.4 mi • Est. 7 h 9 m
This is a combined mountain bike ride and hike.  The first 6 miles in are bikeable (but you can walk if you prefer), and the last two miles are best hiked.  Start at the beach at Waddell Creek and go up the dirt road.  Local residence use the first mile or two, so it is possible to see a car, but after that bikers and hikers and bannana slugs are all you will see.  The first 6 miles the trail appears to be an old logging road, but the creek has eaten it away to single track in a few spots, and the trail goes up the hill side a few feet in one spot where the creek ate the old road and into the hill.   Big Basin State Park provides a bike rack at the 6 mile point where bikes are not permitted beyond. The walk to Berry Falls is very scenic as most of the bike ride taking you through redwood groves and along the creek.  Berry Falls is wide and probably a hundred feet tall.  The trail a mile past Berry Falls is worth the walk and has a couple 50 foot water falls. Another half mile further takes you to a backpack campground.Show more
#6 - Ano Nuevo Point Boardwalk [CLOSED]
Año Nuevo State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h
According to Access Northern CA (http://accessnca.org/access-northern-california/explore/explore-detail-view/?site_id=154): The Año Nuevo Point Trail is an accessible trail along the bluffs. Ocean views are often obscured but several viewing areas have great ocean views and you'll likely hear seals & elephant seals in the distance. A free hiking permit is required during molting season (April 1-August 31) and can be picked up at the Marine Eucation Center. From the center the trail leads gently downhill to a bridge, then climbs a gentle switchback before the remainder of the trail levels out. You'll pass diverse terrain including coastal terrace prairie, wetland marshes, dune fields and coastal scrub and might see coyote brush, coffeeberry, and blackberry brambles. Several benches are along the route. At 0.8 mile you reach the Staging Area Exhibit Structure and can continue past it another third-mile before you reach dunes and need to turn back. During breeding season, all visitors must make advance reservations to tour the seals’ beach area with a park docent. These tours are not wheelchair accessible, so for those with limited mobility, the “Equal Access Tour” is offered twice a day on weekends. After you check in for the tour at the Marine Education Center, a docent will pick you up in the parking lot in an accessible van and drive you to the Equal Access Trail––you can’t drive there in your own vehicle. The van can accommodate several passengers and two wheelchairs. The nearly .25-mile boardwalk runs across dunes on the beach and affords up-close views of the mammoth animals. Because you must stay 25 feet from the seals, the boardwalk may be off-limits if any are dozing on or near it. Tours last two hours and are only offered during breeding season; however, arrangements can be made at other times. The Marine Education Center (enter at the front; the rear entry has a very steep approach) is housed in a restored cow barn that was an operating dairy barn in the 19th century. There are exhibits about the dunes, tides, uplands, seals, and Ohlone Indians, as well as a live-feed video of the breeding grounds. The restored horse barn, behind the cow barn, serves as a classroom and theater where you can watch a film about elephant seals. Accessibility: There is designated accessible parking that is van-accessible. The trail is dirt and flat with a slope no greater than 2%. It is typically four feet wide or greater. There are accessible restrooms at the parking lot and an accessible porta-potty at the beginning of the Equal Access Trail. Beach wheelchairs are available but check with a ranger or call (650) 879-2025 for more information. There are accessible picnic areas with firm & stable path to tables, firm & stable surface, and 27" or greater knee clearance on a bluff by the Marine Education Center and by the restrooms. The Visitor Center is accessible. Please note, the ride out to the Equal Access Trail can be rough riding in the van depending on road conditions. Show more
#7 - Skyline to the Sea to Westridge Trail [CLOSED]
Theodore J. Hoover Natural Preserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Reportedly closed for restoration.Show more
#8 - Berry Creek Falls Loop via Waddell Beach [CLOSED]
Theodore J. Hoover Natural Preserve
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 7 h 43 m
Reportedly closed for restoration.Show more
#9 - Skyline to the Sea Trail: Sea to Skyline [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 23.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Using the Skyline to the Sea Trail, this route starts at the sea and then heads inland. For those interested, you can bike the first 6 miles of this trail. I passed a biker and one hiker along my way to the falls and that was it. At the 6 mile marker, you'll come to a point where there is a sign, 2 small foot bridges to your right, and a place to lock up bikes to the left. The trail marker will say no bikes and no horses past this point. After that it's only about a half mile to the falls. It's a pretty easy bike ride to this point, so this would be a quick alternative to seeing the falls if you're short on time.Show more
#10 - Inland-from-the-Sea Trail [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 28.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
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