Best trails in Fort Bragg

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Looking for a great trail near Fort Bragg, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, running trails, walking 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 Russian Gulch State Park or Mendocino Headlands State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Inglenook Fen-Ten Mile Dunes Natural Preserve or Indian Creek County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Fort Bragg ranging from 1 to 7.5 miles and from 22 to 324 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 Fort Bragg
Top trails (9)
#1 - Mendocino Botanical Gardens
Fort Bragg, California
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
THE NUMBER ONE ATTRACTION IN MENDOCINO/ FORT BRAGG IS THE BOTANICAL GARDENS. THIS IS ABOVE ALL SURROUNDING HIKES IN THE AREA. THIS PLACE HAS IT ALL. IT HAS AMAZING GARDENS GALORE, WALKWAYS, EXTREMELShow more
#2 - Ka Kahleh Trail
Fort Bragg, California
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
A beautiful scenic walk along the Pacific Ocean. Lots of benches and side trails to stop and enjoy the view.Show more
#3 - MacKerricher Beach
Inglenook Fen-Ten Mile Dunes Natural Preserve
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
MacKerricher Beach is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Bragg, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primShow more
#4 - Brandon Gulch via Riley Ridge Rd and Little Lake Sherwood Trail
Jackson Demonstration State Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
Brandon Gulch via Riley Ridge Rd and Little Lake Sherwood Trail is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Bragg, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
#5 - Belinda Point Trail
Fort Bragg, California
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 28 m
Mendocino Land Trust offers a series of short trails most of which offer coastal access to the Pacific Ocean. They do ask that you respect the adjacent property owners rights and privacy. A well markShow more
#6 - The Ecological Staircase [CLOSED]
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Ecological Staircase showcases gradual soil leeching, culminating in the Pygymy Pines, six foot tall trees that are hundreds of years old. Guided tours are sparsely available. Note: Dogs are only allShow more
#7 - Haul Road Coastal Trail [CLOSED]
MacKerricher State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#8 - Gravel Pit Road
Fort Bragg, California
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Gravel Pit Road is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Bragg, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#9 - Virgin Creek [CLOSED]
MacKerricher State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more