Stillwater Cove Regional Park Stockhoff Creek Loop

Jenner, California

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Stillwater Cove Regional Park encompasses 363 acres between Salt Point State Park and Fort Ross State Park. The park sits amid pine-covered hillsides, while perennial Stockhoff Creek flows through a canyon filled with redwood, fir, and red alder. Stillwater Cove, situated at the mouth of the creek, is a gorgeous beach protected by 100-foot cliffs. The historic Fort Ross Schoolhouse sits in a tree-lined meadow in the hills above Stockhoff Creek. The one room schoolhouse was originally erected on the bluffs adjacent to the village of Fort Ross in 1885 and was active through 1920. It has since been moved to the present site and restored. This hike explores the forested canyon, climbs to North Meadow and the schoolhouse, and returns to the scenic beach cove. Within the park is a picnic area and campground.

Stillwater Cove Regional Park Stockhoff Creek Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Stillwater Cove Regional Park encompasses 363 acres between Salt Point State Park and Fort Ross State Park. The park sits amid pine-covered hillsides, while perennial Stockhoff Creek flows through a canyon filled with redwood, fir, and red alder. Stillwater Cove, situated at the mouth of the creek, is a gorgeous beach protected by 100-foot cliffs. The historic Fort Ross Schoolhouse sits in a tree-lined meadow in the hills above Stockhoff Creek. The one room schoolhouse was originally erected on the bluffs adjacent to the village of Fort Ross in 1885 and was active through 1920. It has since been moved to the present site and restored. This hike explores the forested canyon, climbs to North Meadow and the schoolhouse, and returns to the scenic beach cove. Within the park is a picnic area and campground."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jenner
Distance: 1.6
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Plantation • Stillwater Cove Regional Park map

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9/10/2011
This was one of the most beautiful hikes we have been on. Lots of big 2nd growth redwood trees growing around the stumps of the giants that were cut down a century ago. Add in the creek down the middle and the hillsides covered with ferns and the pleasant weather in this area and you have a winner. An added bonus is the old Fort Ross schoolhouse that has been restored and where you can look in the windows and imagine what it was like when your (great) grandparents were in school.
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