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Hiking & Walkabouts

Our area is renowned for the many excellent places to explore by foot through all types of different environments.  Explore Bodega Head and its dramatic views far out into the Pacific Ocean, walk barefoot through the Bodega Dunes, take our nearby bird walk to see the local inhabitants, walk amongst the giant Redwoods in Armstrong Redwoods State Preserve, or explore the nearby world-famous Point Reyes National Seashore. 

BODEGA HEAD  Dramatic views and fantastic bird watching are found along the trail at Bodega Head—the rocky headland that forms the entrance to Bodega Harbor.  A trip along the cliff is an easy 3-mile hike, and is a romantic location for a picnic.  Spotting migrating gray and humpback whales is a popular activity here from January through May.

BODEGA DUNES  A chunk of granite spearheading the tectonic migration northwest, Bodega Head is backed by massive sand dunes and the longest beach on the Sonoma County coast.  The fun of hiking barefoot is enhanced by distant views north up the rugged coastline.

ARMSTRONG REDWOODS  Enjoy a hike through the majestic redwoods of Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve in Guerneville.  Visit the 1,400 year-old Colonel Armstrong Tree and the towering 310 foot tall Parson Jones Tree.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world!

PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE  A nature-lover’s stay is not complete without a visit to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.  It is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and animal.  There are many exceptional hikes in the area, but our favorite is the three-mile hike (6 miles roundtrip) out to the tip of the Point which offers fantastic views of grazing elk and expansive vistas of the great Pacific Ocean.

THE BIRD WALK   A fun hike that starts right here at the Lodge offers a 1-mile loop through a salt marsh that provides habitat for wildlife and birds, including Canada Geese, Snowy Egrets, White and Blue Heron, ducks and many others.  Picnic sites and a toilet are provided.