Outdoor Activities in Sonoma County

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Connect with the land in Sonoma County, one of California’s most diverse natural destinations. More than 60 regional and state parks beckon travelers to hike through redwood forests, paddle along the coast or down rivers, or just sit down and enjoy the sounds of nature.

View Sonoma County's Health & Safety Protocol for Outdoors

More daring explorers may opt to zip line with Sonoma Canopy Tours. Check out our guides to outdoor activities, cycling, hiking, camping, and backpacking in Sonoma County.

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Coastal Access Trail at Shorttail Gulch Photo
20242 Osprey Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Shorttail Gulch Coastal Access Trail is a half-mile path leading to a small, rocky beach on Bodega Bay. The trailhead is across from a small parking area in the Bodega Harbour golf course community at…

Salal Trail Photo
42401 Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445

Located just south of Gualala Point Regional Park, the Salal Trail connects with the Walk On Beach Trail and to the Bluff Top Trail that leads to Gualala Point Regional Park.

Bluff Top Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
40101 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

The Bluff Top Trail winds 3 miles one way from Gualala Point Regional Park to the Walk On Beach Trail. The trailhead at Gualala Point is a dirt path branching off from the paved trail south of the…

Salt Point State Park Beach Photo
25050 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Just below the visitor center in Salt Point State Park you will find the rocks beach called Gerstle Cove. No fishing is allowed in this area because the waters in Gerstle Cove are protected by Gerstle…

The view from Shell Beach Photo
Highway 1 and Shell Beach Road, Jenner, CA 95450

Shell Beach is a favorite location for beachcombing and tidepooling. Stewards' School Group Tide Pool Education Program offers docent-led tour tidepool tours for schools as an outdoor classroom for…

Campbell Cove Photo
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

This sheltered cove near Bodega Head offers a flat beach that can be quite large at low tide and mostly underwater at high tide. Not a busy spot, at low tide it can be a good place for a picnic, or…

Walk On Beach Coastal Access Trail Photo
40101 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A quarter mile one way–Passes through a large Monterey cypress grove to a quarter-mile beach reached by a bluff-top staircase. Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea…

Arched Rock Beach Photo
Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

To the north of Arched Rock Beach you can find the big rock with a hole in it which is actually right next to Marshall Gulch Beach, but from there it isn’t possible to see the arch. The parking lot is…

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