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“rock formations”(11 reviews)
“state park”(18 reviews)
A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5804
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All reviews mendocino headlands rock formations state park easy walk great walk breathtaking views wild flowers the cliff sea lions every turn crashing waves tide pools great hiking blow hole rugged coastline whale watching ford house
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

We took a nice walk along the headlands while in Mendo. It can be a long and pleasant walk or a short one or a rigorius one depending on what you want. We have been there in the spring, when the wild flowers are blooming...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Walk as far as you want along various easy paths. Great at sunset. Views change all the time as you walk along. Never more than a few minutes walk to town. Not exciting but a pleasant stroll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AMD1000
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Take a walk...you will not be disappointed. Don’t forget the camera. You will get your daily steps in and I get enough words to finish this review! Just do it!!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HNL2ORD
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a river beach. It had a couple of huge rocks in the sand. The weather was not in its best, but there were still several people on the beach. A lot of people could sunbathe here on this beach! The river was enticing....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The bluffs are quite scenic. Being a cane user, however, I found the trails very narrow and in some areas, uneven and difficult. Benches are not frequently encountered. The cool, fresh and clean air is great. Comparing this to the Fort Bragg coastal trail, I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The wind is strong and fresh as you stroll along the path. What a great place to spend the afternoon. I visited several times during my week in Mendocino, and my Samoyed loved it too. I took some spectacular drone videos as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Avram G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Says it all. Come for an hour, stay for a few more. If the seagulls don't capture your lunch, and the wind doesn't ruin your coiff and the sun doesn't fry your face, well... that's all part of the magical experience of the Headlands. When...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mobile819108
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Spent the whole day meandering around the Headlands. Well worth wandering around. The sea looks amazing altho there was a lot of fog out to sea that slowly came thru and surrounded us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KayeS111
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The views are simple breathtaking. Take a stroll along the bluff and relax on one of the benches - just let the world pass you by and feel the zen - relaxation plus!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jersey5454
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I recently visited Mendocino for a few days and visited the State Park a couple of times due to the magnificent views right at the edge of the town. I highly recommend a stroll around the various paths to take in the beautiful views.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Tahoefancynancy | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Start at mckerriker state park hiking up the coast you will see tide pools ,breeding grounds for seals, up to the sand dunes and back. One could go for a long hike to 10 mile river. It's beautiful coastal trip. Then if... More