Point Arena, California

The best Trails and Outdoor Activities in Point Arena, California, include the scenic Stornetta Public Lands trail. This top-rated, must-visit trail extends over two miles along the coastline, offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The trail features unique natural landmarks such as the Point Arena Lighthouse and the blowhole - a fascinating sight where waves crash into a sea cave and spout water high into the air. The trail has a moderate difficulty level, making it suitable for most hikers. The area is also known for bird watching, with a wide variety of coastal birds to observe. For more outdoor adventures, visit the nearby Garcia River, ideal for fishing and kayaking. Remember to respect the natural surroundings and leave no trace. Enjoy your visit to Point Arena!

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    Abalone Diving at Salt Point State Park

    5.0
    Jenner is a great spot to head out in calm water with your abalone gear. The dives will be in depths of 10 to 15 ft. of water, with visibility usually in the 5-20 ft. range. Spend a little time doing your homework before entering the water and you'll be able to find easier entry areas.When you he...
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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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  • Jenner, California

    Bolete Mushroom Hunting

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  • Jenner, California

    Stillwater Cove

    4.0
    It's a short walk down to the beach and there is a nice trail that follows along the creek. Be sure to check the forecast when heading out to Stillwater Cove. If it's sunny a few miles inland, fog may still be on the coast, making it quite a bit cooler. Make sure you pack extra layers just in cas...
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  • Lakeport, California

    Camp at Red Mountain Campground

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  • Cazadero, California

    Bouldering at Fort Ross

    3.0
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  • Fort Bragg, California

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    4.0
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  • Fort Bragg, California

    Mackerricher State Park

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  • Guerneville, California

    Austin Creek State Recreation Area Loop

    5.0
    8.65 mi / 1722 ft gain
    The hike starts at the Gilliam Creek Trailhead, halfway up Armstrong Woods Road on the way to Bullfrog Pond. There is an $8 fee to enter the park, to be paid at the ranger kiosk as you enter Armstrong Woods.  HIKING Begin hiking by descending the Gilliam Creek Trail. The descent is long and ste...
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  • Guerneville, California

    Parson Jones and Colonial Armstrong Redwood Trees

    5.0
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  • Jenner, California

    Bouldering at Sunset Boulders

    5.0
    0.6 mi
    You can see the boulders off the left side of the road. Couple of different pullouts you can park at to start your approach. It’s about half a mile from the road all downhill. It’s easy going when you’re on your way, but kind of a pain after you’re whooped from climbing.  Bouldering, high balls, ...
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  • Guerneville, California

    East Ridge - Pool Ridge Loop

    4.5
    3.37 mi / 810 ft gain
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  • Jenner, California

    Bouldering at Lamb's Rock, Sunset Boulders

    5.0
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  • Sonoma County, California

    Red Hill and Pomo Canyon Loop

    4.8
    4.73 mi / 981 ft gain
    Park in the Shell Beach parking lot, north of Bodega Bay proper but just south of Goat Rock State Beach on Highway 1. Cross the road to pick up the Dr. David C. Joseph Memorial Trail heading up away from the ocean. Follow the trail, staying right toward Red Hill. (The trail forks off down Pomo Ca...
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  • Guerneville, California

    Johnson's Beach

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  • Monte Rio, California

    Islands in the Sky Vista Loop

    4.0
    3.83 mi / 883 ft gain
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