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

Super easy and accessible trail. Gorgeous views and well worth the hike.

This is an amazing place. I would recommend going off trail, because there are tons of dunes a bit inland to explore

lovely trail, especially on an overcast day. there were no trail guides at the parking lot, a shame since it's interesting to learn about the geology, ecosystems, and botany you're passing through. pay attention to your route so you can find your way back...

Variety of beautiful views, beach, tropical, soaring redwoods and the open Pygmy forest at the top. Trail a little confusing at times and that added a little adventure and fun.

walking
5 months ago

Very pleasant walking path, it get a bit close to the cliff edge in some spots but you can get off the trail to walk a little further from the edge.

pretty trail along beach and redwoods finished at around 6 miles

hi! great looking trail.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The end point was beautiful....but this is more of a short walk to the ocean edge. You walk between private property that reminds you constantly of that the entire way. I was wondering who was watching and if I was trespassing. Packed in my 10 month old. Again breathe taking views, but wouldn't take little ones. Easement is 25 feet from cliff.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Super easy hike, right from our campsite at Jug Handle Creek Farm to the ocean.

walking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Had a great walk along the shore picking up plastic debris, amazing the stuff that washes up and very sad to think of the stuff that does not!

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

A stunning hike. If you are not familiar with the area grab one of the informational pamphlets and take yourself on a tour! I did the entire trail which includes the coastal path. You do not want to miss that part!

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

This is a beautiful trail. Well kept up. It is pretty level the whole way until you head down to the ocean. Very accessible for children young and old (not stroller accessible for the most part). Ok to take you dog on leash only unless signs state otherwise. You'll love it!

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

I have been to this waterfall numerous times. I love the location however, the waterfall itself is not awe inspiring and the trail is steep and slippery. Plus you should know that this trail would be difficult for young children (-5). FYI
-The waterfall is a stream of water that has more volume in the winter months (Dec - April). This stream of water cascades over what looks to be a giant (and I mean giant!) black boulder. The structure of the waterfall is amazing, its just that the amount of water flow can be disappointing.
-The Location is amazing! Another post states that the location is "other-worldly" and I couldn't agree more! It looks like you have stepped into a movie. Beautiful redwood trees live and extremely tall along with some fallen redwoods that can be climbed on and experienced horizontally. There are also some beautiful clearings if you venture past the waterfall.

Overall I gave the trail 3 stars for the accessibility and the amount of water flow. The hike is also pretty short, and can be challenging on the way back.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beautiful, secluded beach perfect for off the leash fun with a pup

birding
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Beautiful! An easy trail that showcases the many micro climate ecologies of the Mendocino coast

Monday, August 31, 2015

Easy walk/hike. Make sure you pick up the pamphlet that takes you through the ecological staircase. There are markers along the way.

road biking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Biked from Glass Beach to MacKerricker part. Beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Wrong Dennis. Between the two seasonal homes, which are not seasonal, is a 14 acre vacant lot, no home. Pedestrians are not allowed on to that property. Period.
Pedestrians have been given a sliver of easement, on the properties far north side, along ocean -- once again, no access onto the vacant lot is permitted. The vacant lot is also delineated on the west side - no one is permitted to walk there either.
Perhaps a large fence will remind people of this!

hiking
Friday, October 03, 2014

I run this trail monthly. I enjoy encountering hikers. It's 7 ish miles round trip from the parking lot through the staircase to Mitchell Creek gate and back again. You know, up one way means fun all the way back!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Great trail through the woods and around the ocean.

hiking
Monday, January 14, 2013

This is a short 1/2 mile (1 mile out and back) extremely scenic trail. Apparently, the Land Trust arranged for an easement to walk right between two seasonal homes--it seems wrong but the result was worth it. It is a very gentle slope down to the bluffs and there is a wooden stair down to a small gravel beach which is very secluded.

Some caution is advised as the ocean bluffs can be can be quite unstable. It might be a good idea to keep children very close at hand. The day I went it was raining but I am inclined to enjoy mother nature at its most fierce.

nature trips
Monday, January 14, 2013

As others have said an impressive range of environments from sea shore, through Shore pine and cypress, redwoods and firs to pigmy forest. I have hiked portions of this for the last two years because it can be accessed from Mitchell Creek Rd. and Gibney Ln as well as from the actual park. In Oct. through December it is a great place to see a wide variety of mushrooms.

It is a very easy trail, fairly well marked and a little too busy for me. I prefer a little more solitude.

birding
Monday, December 10, 2012

The Virgin Creek trail is part of MacKerricker State Park and leads from Highway 1 west to the Pacific Ocean after crossing over the old logging haul road that runs parallel to highway 1.
The trail is maybe 1 mile at the most round trip. It leads across an open field to the sand and bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. The Virgin Creek outlet is a popular area for birding and is one of the few areas where the western snowy plover can be seen. Sea Lions and harbor seals can often be seen from these bluffs as well or just take a walk along the beach or the haul road.

Honestly, it is more of an ocean access corridor than a trail.

walking
Monday, December 10, 2012

It is a very short walk but it is steep and can be slippery. The falls is beautiful this time of year--not large but between the ferns and redwoods the setting is other-worldly.

To enjoy the redwoods go well beyond the falls and follow the trail for another 1/4 to 1/2 mile.

It is something to see but if you are looking for a good hike go somewhere else. It is primarily a nature walk and a photo opportunity. I rate it 3 because it is so short.

hiking
Thursday, September 13, 2012

This trail is one of the best I've ever hiked. It has an amazing variety of environments: make sure not to miss the extra loop at the beginning, it leads you through a forest of trees bent by the wind. The pygmy forest is very impressive.

camping
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

pretty sure u can sleep here and not get harassed for 24hrs, koa up the road towards Willits, if thats your sort of thing

hiking
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This is a hidden gem, seals everywhere and a boardwalk, yes a bordwalk. But no fries or games or selling of crap, just wood and the ocean and some seals, and hopefully you

hiking
11 days ago

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