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Jug Handle State Reserve, Mendocino
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  • The ocean side of hte park is not that big but it was much quieter than other place we were. Very few people made the walk out to the ocean and we had it to ourselves. It's not easy to find places alo...  more »
  • Another beautiful spot along the Mendocino coast. A smaller spot. A 2 mile loop to the pygmy forest. Not a great place for a picnic. 
  • We hiked Russian Gulch the day prior and found this park to be lacking in the many aspects in comparison. We were hoping that the ecological stairway would be more inspiring but found it to be 5 woode...  more »
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  • Great state Park with no day use fees. Wonderful trail to a pygmy forest and a beach. Nice views of the ocean.
  • The hike around the coastal meadow and then up to the Pygmy redwoods is one of the best we've ever taken. Easy to follow. Gentle climbs. The Pygmy trees are a little disappointing ( just scrub trees) but getting there and back is a delight. Head out of the parking lot and turn left to go around the half mile coast meadow or right to hike up the trail under the highway and through the trees. But don't skip the meadow as it has views of one of the most charming beach coves I've seen. No bathrooms. The sign says no dogs, but we met several on the trail.
  • The views of the ocean are breath taking. The hike to the Pygmy forest is work the effort and should not be missed if visiting the area.
  • Great place to take the kids. Our local elementary school has field trips to this beach. It is also an easy walk to the beach.
  • Amazing reserve, great hike on the ecological staircase.