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Monte Rio, California

Monte Rio, California offers some of the best trails and outdoor activities for those seeking scenic outdoor adventures. A must-visit is the Bohemian Grove Trail, a moderate difficulty hiking route that spans 1.8 miles. Enjoy the sight of towering redwood trees and the sound of the Russian River flowing nearby. For a more challenging hike, the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve offers 805 acres of coast redwoods, some towering over 300 feet high. Kayaking and canoeing are popular on the Russian River, and Monte Rio Beach is a top spot for swimming and picnicking. Nearby, the Pacific Coast Highway offers scenic drives with ocean views. These outdoor attractions make Monte Rio a top destination for those seeking scenic outdoor adventures.

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  • Sonoma County, California

    Salmon Creek State Beach

    4.0
    Salmon Creek State Beach located is located just off Highway 1, north of Bodega, California. This beach has a parking lot and restroom on the cliff side, just a short walk down to the beach. DogsBoth North and South Salmon Creek sections of the state beach are not dog friendly due to the Federa...
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  • Bodega Bay, California

    Camp at Bodega Dunes Campground

    These kind of getaways shouldn't be planned many weeks before the trip. So we didn't booked a campground. And from this experience we learn that you don't have to reserve a campground. Just go there - don't panic when you see campground is full sign in the entrance. There are always available spo...
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  • Bodega Bay, California

    Bodega Dunes Beach

    4.0
    Bodega Dunes Beach is located through the same entrance as Bodega Dunes Campground. There is a fee to enter the parking area for day use, but you can also access it without payment if you have a CA State Parks Pass. From the parking area heading toward the beach, you will see two picnic areas wi...
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  • Sebastopol, California

    Thistle - Creek Loop

    5.0
    1.45 mi / 69 ft gain
    The Thistle - Creek Loop is a loop trail at Ragle Ranch. This trail is used for hiking and running and offers some cover/shade as well as great views of foliage especially in the fall months. This trail is located near Sebastopol, California. 
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  • Sebastopol, California

    Ragle Ranch Extended Loop

    5.0
    1.86 mi / 82 ft gain
    Ragle Ranch Extended Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Sebastopol, California
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  • Sebastopol, California

    Ives Park

    4.0
    Ives Park is the oldest park in Sebastopol, California, and is located only 2 blocks from downtown Sebastopol. The park has many picnic tables with barbecues, a baseball diamond, a playground, and a community pool. Amenities: Parking for the park is on the street surrounding the park. There is ...
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  • Santa Rosa, California

    Santa Rosa Creek Trail: Willowside Road to Fulton Road

    4.2 mi / 46 ft gain
    Santa Rosa Creek Trail: Willowside Road to Fulton Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sebastopol, California.
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  • Sebastopol, California

    Laguna de Santa Rosa Loop Trail

    4.0
    3.95 mi / 115 ft gain
    Laguna de Santa Rosa Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sebastopol, California.
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  • Bodega Bay, California

    Bodega Head Nature Trail

    4.7
    1.67 mi / 121 ft gain
    Sitting west of the San Andrea fault, the Bodega Head is a massive chunk of granite from the Salinian Block, a geological terrane that contains Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands, and shares its origins with the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Head itself having been carried hundreds of miles to t...
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  • Santa Rosa, California

    Joe Rodota Trail

    4.0
    12.67 mi / 174 ft gain
    Joe Rodota Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Sebastopol, California.
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  • Larkfield-Wikiup, California

    Creekside Trail to Canyon Trail to Ridge Trail Loop

    4.0
    4.46 mi / 850 ft gain
    Creekside Trail to Canyon Trail to Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Santa Rosa, California.
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  • Cazadero, California

    Bouldering at Fort Ross

    3.0
    The main boulder is right there on the water. You literally have to watch out for the waves coming up on the shore otherwise they might wipe out your camp. But it's an awesome spot with even more awesome routes. There's also a traverse along the back wall if you're looking for something a little ...
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  • Jenner, California

    Camp at Stillwater Cove

    4.0
    It's a short walk down to the beach and there is a nice trail that follows along the creek.  Campground features include potable water, restrooms with coin -operated showers, flush toilets, and electrical outlets. There is also a dump station. Please note: there are no RV hook-ups. Check out more...
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  • Santa Rosa, California

    Taylor Mountain Loop

    4.2
    1.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    From the northern entrance to the park, you can access an 18-hole disc golf course as well as a number of trails. The Eastern Trail takes you up a steep 1,000 feet to the top of Taylor Mountain, where you can see most of Sonoma County laid out before you. Mt. St. Helena is visible in the distance...
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  • Jenner, California

    Hike the Central Trail

    3.6 mi / 800 ft gain
    Salt Point State Park, about 90 miles north of San Francisco, features rugged, windswept coastline and dramatic forests of cypress, pine and redwoods. The Central Trail is a great way to experience much of the inland portion of the park including a unique highland Prairie where elk graze and are ...
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