Dog-friendly Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail

Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail

Fort Bragg, California 95437
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Local Phone: (707) 962-0470

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.

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Dakota at Mendocino Grove. Photo by Jennifer Brierley.
Dakota at Mendocino Grove. Photo by Jennifer Brierley.
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Maya hiking the Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Maya hiking the Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
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