Explore the most popular hiking trails near Fort Bragg with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Variety of beautiful views, beach, tropical, soaring redwoods and the open Pygmy forest at the top. Trail a little confusing at times and that added a little adventure and fun.

Nice trail

walking
2 months ago

Very pleasant walking path, it get a bit close to the cliff edge in some spots but you can get off the trail to walk a little further from the edge.

pretty trail along beach and redwoods finished at around 6 miles

Beautiful flowers and views.

hi! great looking trail.

Beautiful and breathtaking. It's easy to walk it for hours I would recommend it to anyone visiting Mendocino.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Super easy hike, right from our campsite at Jug Handle Creek Farm to the ocean.

walking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Had a great walk along the shore picking up plastic debris, amazing the stuff that washes up and very sad to think of the stuff that does not!

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

A stunning hike. If you are not familiar with the area grab one of the informational pamphlets and take yourself on a tour! I did the entire trail which includes the coastal path. You do not want to miss that part!

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

This is a beautiful trail. Well kept up. It is pretty level the whole way until you head down to the ocean. Very accessible for children young and old (not stroller accessible for the most part). Ok to take you dog on leash only unless signs state otherwise. You'll love it!

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

I have been to this waterfall numerous times. I love the location however, the waterfall itself is not awe inspiring and the trail is steep and slippery. Plus you should know that this trail would be difficult for young children (-5). FYI
-The waterfall is a stream of water that has more volume in the winter months (Dec - April). This stream of water cascades over what looks to be a giant (and I mean giant!) black boulder. The structure of the waterfall is amazing, its just that the amount of water flow can be disappointing.
-The Location is amazing! Another post states that the location is "other-worldly" and I couldn't agree more! It looks like you have stepped into a movie. Beautiful redwood trees live and extremely tall along with some fallen redwoods that can be climbed on and experienced horizontally. There are also some beautiful clearings if you venture past the waterfall.

Overall I gave the trail 3 stars for the accessibility and the amount of water flow. The hike is also pretty short, and can be challenging on the way back.

walking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Amazing! Takes about 2-3 hours to see everything. Admission is $14 for general, kids less, dogs are free. We brought our dog and she loved it, lots of little forest trails to walk thorough and shaded areas with a little creek. The bluffs are worth it at the end! Easy walk and the gardens are beautiful with most species labeled.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beautiful, secluded beach perfect for off the leash fun with a pup

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Very beautiful setting of the variety and then the ocean view is amazing

birding
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Beautiful! An easy trail that showcases the many micro climate ecologies of the Mendocino coast

Monday, August 31, 2015

Easy walk/hike. Make sure you pick up the pamphlet that takes you through the ecological staircase. There are markers along the way.

walking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

I give this one 5 stars because it's picturesque the entire way ending at the beautiful Mendocino Coast. It's more of a walk than a hike.

road biking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Biked from Glass Beach to MacKerricker part. Beautiful.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Best ride we had on vacation! We road bikes from one end to the other and made a detour after glass beach for Hamburgers from Jennies Giant Hamburgers. Then an easy ride back to the start. Awesome views, wide, well done path.

walking
Sunday, April 05, 2015

along the shore, what could not be more beautiful, relaxing, perfect vacation! we have done every bit of this trail many times many years and keep coming back! going from camp to the quiet beaches north to the Ten Mile River, recorded 9.6 miles out and back along the sandy shore seeing very few people! head south from camp through the cliffs and haul road all the way to glass beach and or town,approx 7miles out and back is beautiful with quite a few people but very worth it! we jog, walk, walk the dog (although no dogs aloud on ten mile dune )hike, bike, etc!

hiking
Friday, October 03, 2014

I run this trail monthly. I enjoy encountering hikers. It's 7 ish miles round trip from the parking lot through the staircase to Mitchell Creek gate and back again. You know, up one way means fun all the way back!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Great trail through the woods and around the ocean.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

best spot ever

road biking
Saturday, October 12, 2013

This trail is well-used by hikers, although it is mostly paved and could be great for cyclists if it were better maintained and improved near the lagoon on the northern end of the trail. This trail is a scenic alternate for the Pacific Coast Bike Route, which traverses the length of the California coast.

nature trips
Monday, January 14, 2013

As others have said an impressive range of environments from sea shore, through Shore pine and cypress, redwoods and firs to pigmy forest. I have hiked portions of this for the last two years because it can be accessed from Mitchell Creek Rd. and Gibney Ln as well as from the actual park. In Oct. through December it is a great place to see a wide variety of mushrooms.

It is a very easy trail, fairly well marked and a little too busy for me. I prefer a little more solitude.

walking
Monday, December 10, 2012

It is a very short walk but it is steep and can be slippery. The falls is beautiful this time of year--not large but between the ferns and redwoods the setting is other-worldly.

To enjoy the redwoods go well beyond the falls and follow the trail for another 1/4 to 1/2 mile.

It is something to see but if you are looking for a good hike go somewhere else. It is primarily a nature walk and a photo opportunity. I rate it 3 because it is so short.

hiking
Thursday, September 13, 2012

This trail is one of the best I've ever hiked. It has an amazing variety of environments: make sure not to miss the extra loop at the beginning, it leads you through a forest of trees bent by the wind. The pygmy forest is very impressive.

camping
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

pretty sure u can sleep here and not get harassed for 24hrs, koa up the road towards Willits, if thats your sort of thing

hiking
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This is a hidden gem, seals everywhere and a boardwalk, yes a bordwalk. But no fries or games or selling of crap, just wood and the ocean and some seals, and hopefully you

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