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I could hear the whales

This is a spectacular trail. One day I was so close to a whale feeding in the bay along the trail... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
507hilleryt
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Walnut Creek
Another tranquil hike

I guess the number one thing to do in Gualala is hike because everywhere we stopped and every place... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Daniel A
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Beijing, China
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A scenic three-mile hiking trail from Gualala Point Regional Park to Walk-On Beach along the Pacific coast.This short trail in downtown Gualala can be accessed through the Surf Motel parking lot and next to the Shoreline Restaurant. The trail goes behind three motels/inns and other commercial buildings and follows the Gualala River. There are views of the river and the Pacific Ocean and benches along the way. Parts of it are relatively flat and other parts a bit more challenging.
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Gualala, CA
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a spectacular trail. One day I was so close to a whale feeding in the bay along the trail that I could hear the resonating air sound when he surfaced . It is not clearly marked but the public is allowed to walk...More

Thank 507hilleryt
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I guess the number one thing to do in Gualala is hike because everywhere we stopped and every place we checked out involved a hike. So we quickly changed our Crocs to hiking shoes and hit the trail. My gosh were the trails beautiful. It...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Gualala Bluff Trail is a lovely easy walk along the the Pacific Ocean Bluff. It is a continuation of the Oceanfront Trails of The Sea Ranch just south of it.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Gr8 walk along the bluff. Occasional sighting of osprey hovering and fishing. Lots of oystercatchers on the rocks. Very relaxing.

Thank docbullyawn
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and scenic walk. Nice clean restrooms along the way. We took an early morning walk. Part of this trail looks over this quaint coastal town. The trail ends at a bluff overlooking the beach and majestic waves. While sitting and looking at the beautiful...More

Thank saleafpeepers
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Seals playing out front in the river each morning and whales migrating out front each afternoon in early March.

Thank Rachelle M
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Wheather walking, running or just standing staring into the magnificent and powerful Pacific ocean, this trail is not to be missed. Not only will you see the rugged coastline,, you will wonder why this is called the Pacific. In this area it is frequently anything...More

Thank thymetobe
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not a long hike, just a nice stroll on the bluff. Great for a before or after dinner view of the ocean.

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This trail leads from the Visitors Center to Gualala Beach. It's about 1 mile roundtrip, with no changes in elevation. You can use this as a starting point to hike into Sea Ranch along the bluff, which is a much prettier trail.

1  Thank Gailyn63
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Short little walking trail up and down over rocks, gravel and steps. Provides a fantastic ocean view and out of the way serenity.

Thank Claudia A
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