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Suspend Disbelief and Go For It

So the story is that the smooth patches on these rocks are attributable to ancient Mammoths rubbing... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Tim A
Santa Rosa, California
Must stop in Bodega

If you are doing a coastal trip and Bodega is one of your stops, Mammoth Rocks is the second must... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Daniel A
Beijing, China
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Goat Rock Beach, Bodega Bay, CA
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

So the story is that the smooth patches on these rocks are attributable to ancient Mammoths rubbing their backs and sides on the rocks. Spoiler alert: the Mammoths have been gone for about 15,000 years and no one actually saw this happening. That said, the...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you are doing a coastal trip and Bodega is one of your stops, Mammoth Rocks is the second must see spot. The ancient rock formations are a sight to behold. Please be careful of the extremely windy conditions and make sure you have a...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I had seen Goat Rock in travel books so we had to go its pretty cool and the scenery is cool but it was very windy so we didnt hike the beach.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Off Hwy 1, turn into the Shell Beach State Park. From there, you'll walk just more than a mile to 2 large rock formations. The first is closed, but you can walk up to and around the second one. Feel the smooth surface of the...More

5  Thank FromJersey123
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great place for a short hike and to grab some great pictures of the coastline. It is far enough north that tourist traffic is usually light.

2  Thank KevinBromagen
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is a review for the Mammoth Rocks site. You should Google Sonoma Mammoth Rocks before you go. There is great info. about this areas history. Park at the Shell Beach parking lot south of Goat Rock.There are restrooms here but no water. Walk the...More

9  Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I was awestruck by the beauty of the coastline of Bodega Bay. With rock formations jutting out of the ocean along the coast. The rugged cliffs and windswept terrain will be a memory I will long have. Had lunch in a fishing harbor/cove nearby. The...More

2  Thank Gerald L
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This was a random stop off for us, as we had no place to be this day driving up the 1. So glad we did! We drove up a mountain road through the clouds rising over the ocean. The winery is gorgeous, clean, and welcoming....More

3  Thank Littlerose23
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Asked a ranger where the rocks were or else we wouldn't have known how to get there. Wonderful walking area along the ocean with scattered "haystacks", lots of cormorants on the rocks. Large open fields dotted with little wildflowers. Saw a wild turkey in the...More

2  Thank RosalieBelmont
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Made it a point to visit the Visitors Bureau to know where to go. OK this is a fairly new rock found in 2001 and it just seems that this would be the first thing that they would tell someone visiting the area about. We...More

7  Thank Metaksams
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19 June 2015|
Response from GeraldL305 | Reviewed this property |
I was in the vicinity, but cannot tell you exactly where.