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You can start the hike right from the street or drive all the way down to the beach but we stopped somewhere in between, at the blind beach sign. It’s a short zig zag down ending with a pretty cool staircase. The stairs are a bit difficult to traverse but once you are on the beach it’s definitely worth it! The beach is secluded with tons of driftwood, rocks, and oyster shells . We had a fun time exploring and letting the dogs roam around.

Lots of great photo opportunities, easy to follow trail, and wasn't crowded at all mid-week.

hiking
3 months ago

Although a very short hike, we ended our walk along the beach with this pretty little trail. The wildflowers are beautiful and the views are even better!

nature trips
5 months ago

Gorgeous path down to the beach with a wonderful variety of wildflowers and views. It’s another access point that connects to Goat Beach too (I’m guessing tides may be a factor). Great spot to bring your dog and run on the beach. Excellent bird watching beach as well. I really enjoyed the awesome cliffs, sedimentary rocks and scarfs. P. S. Take the Goat Rock Beach exit (Blind Beach is in smaller text) off Hwy 1 and the small paved parking lot will be the first one on your left. Bathrooms were closed when we were there on a Sun but generally the ones down by Goat Rock are open.

walking
11 months ago

Extremely steep wooden rail staircase at end of trail. It was very difficult to climb down with dogs.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

This trail is definitely not easy, it should be rated as moderate to difficult due to the extremely steep and narrow grade and loose footing.

Trail name listed is deceiving as the map listed and description is showing most of the complete Kortum Trail. This is only a review for the section between Blind beach and Goat Rock Beach. Beach was very busy due to the Fourth of July weekend, not as secluded as I would have like but the views were great. A heavy fog rolled in just as we made it to Goat rock and had completely covered the area by the time we made it back to the top of the Blind beach parking area.

Not dog friendly! Came out here with my dog and family and got yelled at by park rangers for having my dog. Beautiful views but watch out for snakes.

Great trail run! Trail really starts at Blind beach so try to park there. And trail keeps going all the way to Wright's beach so no need to stop where the tracing does. It's the Kortum trail.

walking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Use this short path to access gorgeous Goat Rock Beach, for a quintessential moody Northern California coastal walk.

one of my favorite places, I take visitors here to get an up close view of the seal nursery. great photographic opportunities

Goat's head beach is awesome. I love this area where the Russian river empties into the Pacific. Jenner must be a crime free community. Been here twice. Beach is so secluded you can take off in all directions and still feel the solitude. Gets a 3 out of 5 because of the heavy surf that prohibit surfing or swimming (stay on top of the berm!).

nature trips
Thursday, March 08, 2012

not really a hike. nice beach on the ocean. lots of seals hang out in the cove area. didn't make it over to goat rock but you could see it from the beach.

hiking
5 months ago

Sunday, July 09, 2017