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Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for divers.
25050 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450-9738
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed hiking to the Pygmy Forest. This is an easy hike on gravel roads, through groves of redwoods, pine and other magnificent trees.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank WilliamC3937
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to go on the trail that goes right by the ocean between the big rock formation and the cove. You will discover some surreal rock formations shaped by the elements into the strangest shapes and forms. Keep an eye for marine wildlife. There...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Beautiful place to walk a few miles along the coast. Highly recommend! Be sure and wear good walking or hiking shoes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert888770
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Salt point is definitely a beautiful State Park. Beaches are beautiful, especially from a geologic standpoint. I just wish they did not restrict drone flying. The beach is completely empty, not a soul there on a cool winter day. No reason you couldn't fly a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 7,268
Reviewed March 16, 2019

We were advised to visit this state park by the bartender at the Timber Cove Resort, and we were not disappointed. When we first arrived, the weather was overcast with mist. There was no park ranger at the booth, and you needed to self-register. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AlexBOtaku
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We parked our car amidst the trees and we were heading to the Stump Beach, Salt Point State Park. There was some fog and eventually we saw the beach. The longer we stayed, the more the fog dissipated. The beach was attractive. It had a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We took approx an hour walk. The ranger at the gate could not have been more pleasant or helpful. While we were expecting mostly coastline this trail lead us a little more inand and that terrain and foliage was also very interesting and lovely. Even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Salt Point State Park has breathtaking bluff trail hikes, mostly flat, that provide you with one beautiful cove or rock outcropping after another. The bluffs have round "tafoni" features in the rocks, very interesting. Just be safe and don't climb anywhere foolish. We also did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite park from our trip. All kinds of beauties of the sea the day we went. Wear sturdy sneakers or boots to get up / down the big boulders to get up close with the ocean. It was windy and chilly but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank melwine1995
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Walk out to the fence at the top of the bluff, and beyond! We saw Sea Lions basking on the rocks, and wandered for over an hour just listening to the ocean. Be sure to check your clothes and limbs and dog for bugs... we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 5, 2018|
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Response from M5299TPjohnp | Reviewed this property |
I think you could be very satisfied with 2 hours. We probably spent that or a little longer -- And yes you could spend most of a day --
April 18, 2017|
Response from love i | Reviewed this property |
Your only option is to call the campground and ask a ranger. Good luck!