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 park's visitor center. The trail hugs the coastline and provides dramatic views of beaches, coves, and off-shore rock formations. The trail is a great spot to watch for migrating whales November through March. The trail continues south of Walk on Beach, but that section is open only to Sea Ranch residents and guests.
Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails within The Sea Ranch, a private community on the Pacific Coast, south of the town of Gualala. Short hikes across bluff top meadows lead to spectacular ocean views and rugged beaches reached by stairs or paths. The trails take you through cypress, pine and fir forests, along creeks and, in some cases, down sea cliffs to sparsely populated beaches. Dogs allowed on leash.
Open Daily. Summer: 6 a.m. to sunset Winter: 8 a.m. to sunset