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Chimney Rock

 5 votes

0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers

 

91% 

Runnable

Singletrack

81' 25 m

Ascent

-127' -39 m

Descent

211' 64 m

High

92' 28 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Unknown

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Enjoy this clifftop jaunt that features spectacular wildflower displays in spring

Megan W

Overview

Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

This trail is a crowd pleaser! Short and sweet, it ambles atop 500ft. cliffs, taking in amazing coastline views. The trail is named for a rock outcrop that looks a bit like a chimney. Springtime (April and May) is wonderful time here for wildflowers.

Some of the best whale watching can be done from here- look for the spouts from grey whales making their way from Alaska to Baja, Mexico (January to May). Elephant seals can often be spotted lounging on the beaches below.

This easy trail is often foggy and windy, but on clear days the Farallon Islands are visible about 20 miles off the coast. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

California poppy, yarrow, flax, daisy, iris, lupine, Indian paintbrush. Grey whales and elephant seals.

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