Vista Trail

Jenner, California 95450

Vista Trail

Vista Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Vista Trail is located at the northernmost end of Sonoma Coast State Park, which is actually a series of beaches, bluffs, and headlands. The state park lands stretch along the coast for 17 miles southward to Bodega Head (with a few parcels of private land). This open, blufftop trail provides some of the most spectacular coastal vistas in California. The one-mile loop sits atop the Jenner Grade on a high plateau 600 feet above the sea. From the trail are unobstructed panoramic vistas of the chiseled coastline and jagged cliffs. The 272-acre open grassland rests at the southern base of Little Black Mountain, high above the ocean and Russian Gulch. Access to the trail is via the twisting, corkscrew route of Highway 1, cut into the edge of the rugged coastal cliffs. The blufftop trail (a wheelchair-accessible path) circles the natural area, with picnic areas and an observation deck."

More Vista Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This paved loop trail is accessible to the disabled. The trail has great views of the coast and is a good place to watch for hawks. The entire trail extends across grassland and is reasonably level throughout, with picnic tables at several spots along the way. This is an ideal trail for families with small children."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
50 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
30 minutes
U.S.G.S. Arched Rock
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Oct 2018