Jug Handle State Reserve, Mendocino

4.6
#2 of 8 in Wildlife in Mendocino County
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  • Not crowded when we visited. Great place for a walk on the many trails in the reserve. When you get on the point that overlooks to the ocean, look down and look for the jelly fish.  more »
  • Enjoyable place to spend the day. The beach has much space to play. Great place for little ones. There is steps you must walk before making it to beach.  more »
  • Jug Handle was a hidden gem. It was an easy walk and we loved the views, pygmy forest and the beach. Many of the markers were missing or destroyed but we had a wonderful walk.  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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