Agua Caliente, CA
Pathfinder | 121 pts
I did the reverse and started at Shell beach towards Pomo Canyon. The beginning of the hike was amazing. It's across from Highway one and a very steep climb to the top of the hill where you can see the Sonoma coast for miles (one of the most scenic stretches of land I've ever seen). Once you get deeper into the woods, however, it gets a little creepy. The path started to close and I was literally being swallowed by the woods. I got about halfway through and then turned around. Maybe coming from Pomo Canyon it's less frightening but I wouldn't recommend starting at Shell beach.