Walking in Sonoma County…mostly

walking for those with bad knees, bad habits or bad attitudes

North Coast Walking

Click either the underlined words or the pictures to go to the post for a place you’re interested in.

Double coastal coveNorth of Jenner are a several marvelous spots to enjoy the ocean. You can visit one of them with great wildflowers spring to summer at mile marker 23.82. Unfortunately, two of them are closed due to California State budget cuts, but you can visit them by clicking here.

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Fort Ross State Historic ParkFort Ross is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2012. Some flat walking available and a step back in history. Russians created an outpost here. One original building remains and others are recreated. This site was also a farmstead before becoming a state park. Watch out for special events.

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One of my favorite parks is Salt Point. The coastline is beautiful, the rock formations are amazing and there’s a new visual treat around each bend. In the spring this is a fine place for wildflowers. In winter, the journey can be as exciting as the landscape.

Salt Point State Park

Gualala Pt Regional Park At the northern most point in Sonoma County is the town of Gualala. Just south of there is a Sonoma County Regional Park, with flat paved walks, a beach, and campgrounds. This great area also provides access to more trail along the coast by Sea Ranch.

Hope you can find a place you want to spend some time. If not why not let me know your interests at Find a Walk page?

2 comments on “North Coast Walking

  1. Cathleen Caffrey
    March 16, 2014

    How do I find which walks allow dogs, on leash or off? Would like to specifically be able to look for “off leash dogs ok”. Tried to search for that and got nothing. There doesn’t seem to be any listing for “dogs ok” (leash status unspecified) either. It would be very helpful if your “find this” list included both.

    • Lynn Millar
      March 16, 2014

      Regional Parks are okay for dogs on leash. State Parks are restricted to parking or campgrounds only, specific to that park. Service animals are okay anywhere. – Not sure if this answers your question. Did forget to put dog on leash for my latest Doran Beach post. Here’s a link about dogs and State Parks. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21305

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I am a writer of short stories, poems, plays and two someday-they’ll-be novels.

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