Jug Handle State Reserve, Mendocino

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  • Quiet place, ideal for rest. Hiking in various places. Locals hospital. Lodging at Hill House Inn meets expectations, not very varied restaurants but let us compliant. The surrounding place him between my places more welcoming close to San Francisco.
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  • Jughandle State Reserve is a jewel in California's crown. There are many features unique to this park and it is a testament to conservation efforts. There is a short trail to seal the headlands, coast...  more »
  • There was an interesting story posted at the trailhead on how the reserve was saved. We are grateful. Nice trail down. We had the beach to ourselves on a Monday morning. Interesting rock formations; l...  more »
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  • Great easy day hike. You will travel from the beach to the pygmy forest in 2.5 miles.
  • The views are just stunning. It rarely is ever crowded. Easy trails to navigate also. Great beach access.
  • We had a dog with us, so we stayed to the west side of the highway. The trail was great. The beach was wonderful as well.
  • Loved it...my daughter Michelle and her husband Warren are the innkeepers...
  • 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.
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