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Best trails in Mendocino National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Mendocino National Forest, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Mendocino National Forest ranging from 6.4 to 10.8 miles and from 2,050 to 8,083 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Thomes Gorge Trail
Mendocino National Forest
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
Note: The route on this page has the hiker starting at the trailhead on M4. The trail can also be accessed via the Mud Flat Road, Forest Road 23N35, which cuts roughly 3 miles roundtrip off the hike. Show more
#2 - Bloody Rock Trail
Mendocino National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Bloody Rock Trail may be closed due to hazardous conditions. Please check with the park before visiting and practice caution. Please note off-road vehicles are not allowed on trails during the winter Show more
#3 - Traveler's Home Trail
Mendocino National Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
Starts and ends in the wild and scenic area of the Middle Fork Eel River. This trail is a bit hot and muggy during summer, but it's a nice low elevation dayhike in the fall, spring, and winter. There Show more
#4 - Mount Linn Loop
Mendocino National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Mount Linn Loop is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Red Bluff, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and backpShow more
#5 - Red Mountain
Mendocino National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Red Mountain is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orland, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#6 - Valley View Mountain
Mendocino National Forest
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 6 h 55 m
Valley View Mountain is a 13.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Paskenta, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number ofShow more