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Pomo Canyon Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

An ancient trading route for the Pomo and Miwok tribes taking you over the hill and through the woods.


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

81%

Runnable

642' 196 m

High

108' 33 m

Low

616' 188 m

Up

664' 203 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Description

You can park at Shell Beach for free until sunset. Cautiously cross Highway 1 to the gate where a sign reads Pomo Canyon Trail.

The Pomo Canyon Trail follows an ancient trading route of the Pomo and Miwok people. The path weaves through lush redwood forests, oak woodlands and open grasslands, crossing seasonal streams en route to the ocean at Shell Beach.

The first portion of the trail is mostly uphill but about halfway through the Pomo Canyon Trail it flattens out. You'll eventually reach a forest of old-growth trees and ferns. The trail exits the forest and you'll see up to a sign noting Shell Beach, Pomo Canyon, and Red Hill. Continuing on Pomo Canyon Trail will take you to the Pomo Canyon Campgrounds, which you'll reach after a somewhat steep drop.

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Shared By:

Kevin Bonner

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Coastal view from Pomo Canyon Trail
Jun 19, 2018 near Camp Me…, CA
Pink Milk Thistle
Sep 24, 2017 near Monte Rio, CA
Common Snowberry
Sep 24, 2017 near Monte Rio, CA

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