Hendy Woods State Park, less than three hours from the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, protects two magnificent ancient redwood forests. Eighty-acre Big Hendy and twenty-acre Little Hendy groves offer peaceful surroundings and serenity broken only by the sounds of nature. The beautiful Navarro River plays a soothing counterpoint to the distant tapping of woodpeckers and the gentle wind in the trees. Hendy Woods is located in one of the most scenic areas of southwestern Mendocino County. Located inland, about eight miles northwest of Boonville in the middle of the Anderson Valley, the park is warmer and less foggy than redwood parks along the coast. High and low temperatures between November and March can range from the high 50s to the low 30s at night. From April through October, daytime temperatures range from the low 60s to low 100s, and from the low 40s to the low 50s at night. Layered clothing is recommended year round.

Very nice trail with a few different routes for a nice option. There's a nice picnic area at the start of the walk. It certainly doesn't hurt that it is very close to the Anderson Valley Brewery for a nice beer after the hike.

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1 month ago

Our four boys described this trail as "peaceful, beautiful, interesting, awesome!"

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6 months ago

Awesome hike around Big Hendy Loop,

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7 months ago

Camped overnight at Hendy Woods SP. Nice small park with a good sample of Redwoods. Camped in the Azalea Loop. Campsites were nice though the adjacent showers were a little out-of-date. Tip: Go to the newer showers at the loop entrance - very nice and appear recently renovated. Walked both the Big and Little Hendy groves. Both were nice trails and I have a feeling fewer people visit the Little Hendy. I actually thought Little Hendy was quite nice and provided a bit more solitude away from other campers.

Nice easy walking trails in a great location nearby to wineries and an amazing apple farm. You can do a variety of distances which is kind of nice. Cool hermit hut to see (the one further out was better). Beautiful redwoods, very peaceful. There was also a great picnic spot with clean restrooms nearby. My only complaint was the confusing map. Would love to camp there next time.

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1 year ago

While your visiting the wine country (and feeling like you need to metabolize some wine off), why would you not stop at Hendy Woods State Park? This loop includes Big Hendy Grove and the Discovery Trail. It's almost as good as Montgomery Woods in the same vicinity. It's grand "coastal" Redwood Trees.

Easy hike through the majestic Redwoods. Follow the road til it ends, park and follow the trails to the Big Hendy Grove. First Discovery trail then Upper or Back Loop. So much quieter and more peaceful than Muir Woods.