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Hike the Salt Point Trail

Jenner, California

3.7/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

3 miles

Elevation Gain

100 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Josiah Roe

Coastal meadows and wildflowers meet windswept cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

There are numerous points at which you can enter the trail from Highway 1, but on the north it begins as the Salt Point / Stump Beach Parking area and proceeds 1.2 miles to the Visitor Center (and south entrance) at the Gerstle Cove State Marine area, one of the first underwater state parks in California. From there you can follow the road farther south till it turns back into a trail out to Gerstle Point, though this isn't official part of Salt Point Trail. 

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

HWY 1 has many amazing stops. This is a great one if you want rocky ocean views. There is also great camping nearby

This is an easy hike to the ocean. Salt Point is an absolutely beautiful place up in Northern California.

We wanted to enjoy this hike, it seemed to fit the bill perfectly, but we were misled by the “dog friendly” tag on the description here. Actually dogs are not allowed at all & we were turned away by a ranger.

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