Mendocino Headlands Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Mendocino Headlands Trail is a 4.2 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 primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

walking
18 days ago

Great family hiking with great ocean views and easy path.

20 days ago

It's a super easy. The views are some of the best I've ever seen. Something out of a movie. Really just go to see the views from the cliffs. the other half is a stroll through town.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

fun easy beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views of the water along this bluff hike, reminded me of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

3 months ago

Beautiful place with lots of birds!

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Gorgeous. Stopped in briefly, wish we had more time to spend there! Terrific view, easy walking along the meadows and headlands. Can walk down some stairs to the beach at Big River as well.

4 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous easy hike along the coastline. Stunning views of the Mendocino coast. Pretty wild flowers growing along the way. It's a point to point so have a game plan for when you reach the end. I chose to run back to the trailhead through town.

walking
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

This is such an amazing place to take a walk and just forget everything around you. You have a great view of the bluffs and you can hear the waves crashing on the rocks. When I lived in Mendo I would grab a coffee at Moody's Coffee Bar and walk down to The Headlands. So relaxing.

11 months ago

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Easy trail along the bluffs. Great views

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Amazing sunrise and sunset views of the coast. There were a few spots where you could get down to the beach as well. A very easy trail with almost no elevation change unless you go down to the beach.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Beautiful scenery

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! So many beautiful spots and a couple beach access trails. 100% recommend this trail it's so pretty! Everywhere you look there is an amazing view. If you visit Mendocino you should definitely visit this trail and even if you only walk a little part of the trail it is a must do!