Self-Guided Hikes at Sonoma Coast State Park

These hikes can be enjoyed anytime during open hours.
Open: varies
Leashed dogs allowed on the beach in some locations. No dogs on trails.
Parking fees: All trails can be accessed from free parking lots. Campground day use fees are $8 per vehicle ($7 seniors).

Easy to Moderate Hikes

Kortum Trail

Magnificent hike along approximately 10 miles of the California Coastal Trail. The trail starts at Blind Beach (enter the Goat Rock beach entrance just south of Jenner and drive 0.8 miles to the Blind Beach parking lot). The trail crosses multiple State Beach parking lots. We recommend parking one car south at your end destination and carpooling back to Blind Beach. This trail is limited to hiking (no equestrians or mountain bikes).

Moderate to Strenuous Hikes

Pomo Canyon Trail and Red Hill

The Pomo Canyon Trail, part of an ancient Indian trade route, runs from Hwy. 1, just east of Shell Beach, to Pomo Canyon Campground, off Willow Creek Rd. Redhill is accessed using a 2-mile leg of the trail, which takes you across open grassy hills, past two hidden redwood groves, and then to a vantage point atop a rocky ridge. For a longer hike, you can continue to the Pomo Canyon Campground, a beautiful redwood environmental campground. This trail is limited to hiking (no equestrians or mountain bikes).

Health Partners:

Kaiser Permanente   /   St. Joseph Health   /   Sonoma Valley Hospital   /   Sutter Health