May 21, 2007

Trail Description: Grace Rock Trail is the northern most seashore trail. Like it's southern cousin, the 1.4 mile trail (one-way) traverses the shoreline of one of the most scenic coasts in California. Tide pools can be seen at low tide, the mudstone and Tafoni geology is unique, and the flora ranges from low-lying succulents to flowery meadows and finally pines.

Trail Location:
From the parks entrance, drive about 4 miles up and watch for "Frisk Mile". The trailhead is about a half mile past on the left.

Blooming Plants Not Pictured: NN=Non Native.
American Vetch (Vicia americana)
Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
California Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Checkerbloom (Sidalcea malvaeflora)
Cow Clover (Trifolium wormskioldii)
Davy’s Fairy Fan (Clarkia davyi)
Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)
English Daisy (Bellis perennis)-NN
Goldfields (Lasthenia californica)
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)
Ithuriel’s Spear ( Triteleia laxa)
Lotus (Lotus sp.)
Morning Glory (Calystegia occidentalis)
Narrow Leaved Mules Ears (Wyethia angustifolia)
Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys sp.)
Pussy Ears (Calochortus tolmiei)
Rattlesnake Grass (Briza maxima)-NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)-NN
Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)
Small Flax (Linum bienne)-NN
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa)
Vari-Colored Lupine (Lupinus variicolor)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)












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View from Grace Rock trail looking south