Mendocino Bay Viewpoint Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mendocino, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is not so much a trail as a scenic overlook. While it is easy to view the river or the bay from the village of Mendocino or from the headlands (Mendocino Headlands State Park). This short trail allows access to the bluffs south of Big River. The trail leads to a wide flat spot suitable for a picnic or for photos of Mendocino. Like much of the north coast the high bluffs could be hazardous to children.