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Beautiful hike

Took this trail from Highway 1 to the campground, approximately 3 miles, then took the Red Hill... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
BruceG01
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Stunning!

Beautiful trail, but not for the faint of heart. Very steep climbs will reward you with spectacular... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
mreneeh
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Duncans Mills, California
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Jun 9, 2018
“Beautiful hike ”
Jan 22, 2018
“Stunning!”
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Sonoma Coast State Park, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Took this trail from Highway 1 to the campground, approximately 3 miles, then took the Red Hill Trail back to our car. Total hike was 6.8 miles. The Canyon Trail was lovely, with alternating views of the coast then walks through redwood forest. As other...More

Thank BruceG01
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Beautiful trail, but not for the faint of heart. Very steep climbs will reward you with spectacular views. The trail can get quite wet in winter, so plan accordingly.

Thank mreneeh
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Been going here for years. Changes every year too! Wear good shoes! Can go a the way to ocean. We sometimes leave a car at other end then cruise to The Rivers End for lunch💟

1  Thank weezyporter
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited during January when the campground was closed. The road was washed out from recent flooding and everything was quite sodden... we were lucky to be in an SUV. The trail itself was lovely with good views and moderately strenuous. Outhouses were still open.

Thank TobyNeal
Reviewed November 3, 2015

It's best to stop at a visitor center to get information because the trail maps for this area are very outdated. You can start at Shell beach to hike this trail but it changes names a few times, and there are two points where a...More

1  Thank Leah W
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Parked in Shell Beach lot and walked Red Hawk trail up and Pomo Canyon trail back, about 7 miles round trip. Views of beaches, as far as Mt. St. Helena and peeks of Russian River Valley, redwood groves with many in fairy ring circle pattern,...More

1  Thank ron m
Reviewed July 8, 2015

worth the 6 mile hike. I started at Pomo Canyon campground where it is quite steep initially..but beautiful through the redwoods. Pack a lunch and plenty of water. We stopped at Shell Beach for lunch and a rest (fortunately a gorgeous day.) This hike would...More

1  Thank phantom12345
Reviewed November 9, 2014

It takes almost 3 hours (more or less) to hike from Shell Beach to the end of Pomo Canyon Trail and back. You can take Red Hill Trail to get back and complete a loop. The starting part (close to Shell Beach) is not that...More

2  Thank MeysM
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