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#45 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Mendocino Headlands State Park

296 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Mendocino Headlands State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

There are several trails that run along the rugged bluffs of Mendocino Headlands State Park. There are good opportunities to see whales from the viewpoints along the bluffs. Don't miss the Historic Fort House. Admission to Mendocino Headlands State Park is free.

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Map of trails in Mendocino Headlands State Park
Park information
Acreage:
347 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
707-937-5804
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Mendocino Headlands Trail
Mendocino Headlands State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Mendocino Headlands Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mendocino, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
#2 - Mendocino Cliffs Trail
Mendocino Headlands State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
Beautiful hike along the cliffs of Mendocino. Explore tide pools while enjoying amazing views in Northern California Despite its small size, Mendocino's scenic location on a headland surrounded by tShow more
#3 - Big River Trail
Mendocino Headlands State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
This area also offers great kayaking and paddle boarding.Show more