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Chimney Rock

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Length


0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


81' 25 m

Ascent

-127' -39 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

211' 64 m

High

92' 28 m

Low

Shared By Megan W

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Enjoy this clifftop jaunt that features spectacular wildflower displays in spring

Megan W

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Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy access and potential whale-watching are sure to make this a successful family outing! Turn around whenever your troops want to or make a lollipop using the Headlands Overlook Trail.

Description

This trail is a crowd pleaser! Short and sweet, it ambles atop 500ft. cliffs, taking in amazing coastline views. The trail is named for a rock outcrop that looks a bit like a chimney. Springtime (April and May) is wonderful time here for wildflowers.

Some of the best whale watching can be done from here- look for the spouts from grey whales making their way from Alaska to Baja, Mexico (January to May). Elephant seals can often be spotted lounging on the beaches below.

This easy trail is often foggy and windy, but on clear days the Farallon Islands are visible about 20 miles off the coast. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

California poppy, yarrow, flax, daisy, iris, lupine, Indian paintbrush. Grey whales and elephant seals.

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Aug 25, 2018
D Rosenfeld
Foggy day on our Chimney rock hike. Saw whales by the buoy; elephant seals on the shore 2mi
Jun 17, 2018
Pauline Wienders
Foggy
Jan 23, 2018
Amanda Bullington
Dec 28, 2017
Monica Ravelo
Aug 13, 2017
Tina Velcich
Jul 29, 2017
Blair Tirpak
0.9mi
May 26, 2017
Shammy S
May 14, 2017
Michele S

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