Coastal Trail in Salt Point State Park
7.0 miles     800 ft
3 Jul 2011
Summary

A spectacular hike along the Pacific Coast over bluffs and through beaches.

Location: Salt Point State Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails including contours.

Route

Book: We followed directions from the book Hiking the California Coastal Trail, Volume 1: Oregon to Monterey (2nd Edition, 320 pages, 2002) by Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols. Salt Point State Park is described in Sonoma County, Section 3 (pages 178—180) of the book.

Route: We actually started our hike from this trailhead, a dirt pullout. Its location is well described in the book "Hiking the California Coastal Trail, Volume 1: Oregon to Monterey", by Lorentzen and Nichols. The trailhead is located a little north of the trailhead for Grace Rock Trail that is shown in the official trail map. From the trailhead, we followed a well maintained trail for about half a mile, then followed instructions in the book for a cross-country hike for about half a mile to connect Grace Rock Trail. There were no signs or trail markers for the first mile of our route. From Grace Rock Trail onwards, we saw signs leading up to Fisk Mill Cove → Stump Beach Cove → Visitor Center.

Trailhead

Location: Along Highway 1 in Jenner, CA . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: July 2011)

Capacity: Two to three cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 38.610091     Longitude: -123.363459

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