This is a perfect spot for daytime exploration or for overnight camping. Great for all ages; some trails are even wheelchair accessible.
About Salt Point State Park
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I wrote the first review about the park two years ago and after that have hiked the ocean trail there a few more times. I need to add: Don't hike it,"crawl", walk very slow, climbing down every cove wherever it is possible. Spend time just...More
Gerstle cove side is just terrible no shade everybody can see exactly what you're doing, Not many trees at all and can get very windy. The difference between the two campgrounds are night and day. As soon as you arrive they will assign you a...More
...happened upon this stunning reserve during a howling sunny gale...only one other car in the massive car park...the empty wilds awaited us...gentle bluff trial went on and on along the coastline...smashing wind swell surf was relentless...blasting high the frothing seas...each new bay a crazed soup...More
Gerstle Cove is the one place we found while road tripping that we could explore for the rest of our lives. Small stretches of coast are bursting with sea glass, flowers, rocks, creatures, lichen, anemones, jellyfish, fierce and ever-changing water formations, etc. We experienced many...More
Easy flat hike that follows coastline. Tafoni and sandstone will be everywhere as you walk along the Salt Point trail from the Gerstle Cove parking lot.
During a weekend visit to the Sonoma coast from Philadelphia, (it seems the only sunny days in February) we spent an afternoon hiking in Salt Point State Park. The views were spectacular. We visited a couple different trail heads as well as the main visitors...More
This is our favorite walk. If you walk along the ocean from the fire road around and back, it will take about an hour. Gerstle Cove is about half way. Park on right of Hwy 1, a wide shoulder past Gerstle Cove.
This was one of the first places we stopped on a road trip from San Fran up the coast to Oregon. It was lovely. We stayed at the campgrounds here, which were sparsely populated that night, very quiet, and very well kept with regular toilets....More