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.

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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Scotty Creek Beach Photo
5750 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

There aren't many parking spaces and there's no official parking lot, but Scotty Creek Beach is an excellent beach where Scotty Creek flows under Highway 1. About halfway between the towns of Bodega…

Carmet Beach Photo
4790 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

From the parking lot along Highway 1 to Carmet beach there are steep trails down to the beach. This is a popular fishing beach north of Bodega Bay. Dogs allowed on leash.

Stengel Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
37900 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A trail that is .12 miles one way and leads to a small beach reached via a steep staircase. Look for seasonal waterfalls from a stream spilling over the bluff. This is the largest parking lot of the…

Horseshoe Cove Photo
Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

The northernmost part of Salt Point State Park, Horseshoe Cove Beach is a remote rocky beach which wraps around the back of Horseshoe Cove below high rocky cliff faces right next to Highway 1. There…

Sandy Cove Beach at Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo
19005 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Sandy Beach Cove lies below Fort Ross. The principal port of the settlement remained 19 miles to the south at Port Rumiantsev (Bodega Bay). There was frequent travel and transport of goods between…

Furlong Gulch Photo
Highway 1 and Carlevaro Way, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Furlong Gulch Beach is a Sonoma Coast State Park State Beach located where Furlong Gulch Creek drains into the Pacific. It is between Shell Beach and the north end of Wrights Beach. Furlong Gulch…

Shell Beach Coastal Access Trail Photo
39200 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala. Trails start at Highway 1 parking areas and cross bluff-top meadows and forests to…

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