Bodega Head Nature Trail
ElevationAscent: 112' 34 m
Descent: -126' -38 m
High: 158' 48 m
Low: 57' 17 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)
Current trail conditions
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“Easy run around Bodega Head with nonstop views in all directions.”— Nick Wilder
As you head south you'll see Point Reyes in the distance, and about a quarter mile offshore is a rock generally covered with seals and you can hear better than you can see.
Wildflowers are abundant, especially in late spring and early summer. CA poppies, lupine, aster, and iceplant are the most showy.
There is a good chance to see gray whales between January and April, as well as herons, many bird species, and seals.
As the trail curves away from the ocean, you get pleasant views of the town of Bodega Bay and can watch the fishing boats coming to and from work.
Land Manager: Sonoma County Regional Parks