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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Blackberry Trail and two Gulches

A few random and recent hikes to share. While both were short, they had their moments, scenic or otherwise, which is kind of the point of hiking too. Pinnacle and Shorttail Gulches, Bodega Bay It’s an almost 2-mile loop that goes to the coast, follows it for a brief distance and then returns inland. On the way out and back, you walk down into and alongside a gulch. Nothing stupendous, but within a few minutes of the parking lot at… Read More »

GUEST POST: Pinnacle & Shorttail Gulch

Occasionally, I use this space for posts from guest writers on particular hikes. Today’s is from Brandon Brédo. While he is the supervising ranger for South County parks in Sonoma County, this column is actually about a coastal hike near Bodega Bay. If you’re interested in contributing to this blog and sharing info on hikes you like, send me a note through the comments section or by email. Take it away, Brandon:   Family Friendly Beach Hike:  Pinnacle & Shorttail Gulch Coastal… Read More »