Jackson Demonstration Forest (Double Loop)

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Jackson Demonstration Forest (Double Loop) is a 15.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mendocino, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
15.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3123 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

We were going to hike the double loop and luckily decided to cut the hike in half by taking the Forest History Trail ( blue trails on the map). We still walked about 15 miles on the loop trail. A significant portion of the trail is service road and not very pretty. But the Forest History Trail and adjacent trail are beautiful wooded trails. Caution - bring a GPS or if you are using your phone to navigate bring extra charger. The trail is not at all well marked and we had to use our phones to navigate. Great exercise but not always beautiful.