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Mendocino Headlands State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5804
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Some Beautiful, Convenient Walks!

Located so close to the town of Mendocino (with its great shops and views), the headlands offer a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PamelaK O
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North Canton, Ohio
Great walk and view....You Need to walk around.

If you are close to the town of Mendocino you need to walk around the Mendocino Headlands. Start... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mmcowby
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Redding, California
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A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock formations” (11 reviews)
“easy walk” (10 reviews)
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Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
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+1 707-937-5804
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"mendocino headlands"
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"rock formations"
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"easy walk"
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"state park"
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"great walk"
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"breathtaking views"
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"sea lions"
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"the cliff"
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"every turn"
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"great hiking"
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"wild flowers"
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"tide pools"
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"crashing waves"
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"whale spouts"
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"blow hole"
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"rugged coastline"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located so close to the town of Mendocino (with its great shops and views), the headlands offer a fantastic network of trails suitable for any fitness level and desired length of walk. The views are spectacular in every direction...the ocean, rocks, fields, etc. One can...More

Thank PamelaK O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are close to the town of Mendocino you need to walk around the Mendocino Headlands. Start right at town hard towards the water and walk the coast line to the public restroom and back. 3 mile round trip full of great views. One...More

1  Thank mmcowby
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It literally wraps around downtown Mendocino. Beautiful coastline with many arches carved out by the waves and unique sandstone formations we have not seen elsewhere along the California coast. Very much worth parking and taking an hour or so to walk the trail along the...More

1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drive into Mendocino. The town is on the edge of a cliff. The beautiful little town was full of visitors. We headed to Mendocino Headlands State Park for more photo opportunities. The park is on the North-side of town. There are multiple parking areas...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We were not planning on light hiking/nature walks prior to pulling in to the park, but the views were so breathtaking we could not resist. We wer not really dressed for hiking either, but we made due. We walked 2 trails that led us to...More

Thank Chad S
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must see stop for those in Northern California! This beach has lush succulents dangling from the cliffs in every imaginable color. The waves are strong. The hikes are easy and the pay offs are BIG! Stay for sunset—it will not disappoint! But...More

1  Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This is more of a scenic hiking area but you can easily hike down the cliffs to the coast to experience the crashing waves and collect some beautiful rocks. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been! Highly recommend!

1  Thank Djlambert
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The entire Mendocino coastline is fantastic. Super clear water, beautiful waves and craggy coastline. Excellent photo opportunities.

1  Thank KRooo
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Terribly windy and cool, but the most dramatic views we could possibly imagine. It was so windy that we really couldn't open the car door, but whole feeling of the place was amazing. You can see 180 degrees of empty land, the ocean, the waves...More

1  Thank murrayloomis
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This is one of our very favorite trails of all time, anywhere. Located approximately two blocks from Main Street, Mendocino, this trail winds on a level path along the cliff tops of the many little bays that surround the town of Mendocino. There are several...More

2  Thank NJWilson79
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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
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