Trail Run Project Logo

Bird Island Trail

Easy
 4.0 (2)

Great views of a large sea bird colony on a small island off the shore


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.5

Miles

0.7

KM

97%

Runnable

83' 25 m

High

35' 11 m

Low

45' 14 m

Up

53' 16 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Views

Description

From the Bird Island Trail parking lot take the obvious path south along China Cove. After 0.2 miles South Plateau Trail joins on the left and Gibson's Beach with its white sand it just straight ahead. Turn right and proceed to the small headland which will give you an excellent view of Bird Island. This is a large sea bird nesting area in spring and summer. Don't forget to bring your binoculars.

Flora & Fauna

Bird Island is a popular nesting place for Brandt's cormorants. You can also see Western gull chicks and possibly black-crowned night herons.

Contacts

Shared By:

Trail Run Project Staff with improvements by Tilman Giese

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#10534

Overall
  4.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1,104

in California

#10,534

Overall
18 Views Last Month
508 Since Aug 18, 2017
Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

China Cove provides pleasant shelter from the brisk coastal winds.
May 29, 2017 near Carmel-…, CA
Bird Island definitely lives up to its name.
May 29, 2017 near Carmel-…, CA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 78 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none