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Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail

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This is one of the newest segments of the California Coastal Trail, on the headlands west of the City of Fort Bragg. It’s a multi-use, ADA-accessible paved trail with spectacular views, parking, rest rooms, and one-of-a-kind benches made by local artists. There are several ways to access this new public coastal trail, from the west ends of North Harbor Drive, Cypress Street, and Elm Street. The trail has two distinct pieces at present- the north, with parking at west end of Elm Street, south of Glass Beach, and the south, with parking at west end of Cypress Street, which is north of Noyo Harbor. The third phase of trail construction will connect these two pieces.

It’s a spectacular trail. There are many interpretive panels explaining the human and natural history of the site. Bikers, strollers, roller bladers, hikers, runners, families, and dogs on leash are welcome on this trail, which connects on its north end to MacKerricher State Park and on its south end to the Noyo Harbor and Pomo Bluffs Park. Views that have been off-limits to the general public for over a century are now open for public enjoyment, and the wildlife viewing opportunities here are varied and superb.

Download Trail Data Sheet [PDF]

Noyo Headlands Trail trail map

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Trail Latitude (X): 39.4519

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.8097

Mapping: View vicinity on Google Maps (see Trail Map above or Trail Data Sheet PDF under the Information tab for a more precise map)

Trail Length: 3 miles