Jug Handle State Reserve, Mendocino

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#2 of 8 in Wildlife in Mendocino County
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  • The rock formations are stunning. We were here on Labor Day weekend - Sunday - and it was very busy! We really lucked out with a parking spot. I would bet that it is a very different story on a regula...  more »
  • Fascinating walk, easy elevation changes with one set of stairs at the beginning and end. Get the brochure first so you know what you are looking at.  more »
  • While visiting the Mendocino Coastline- north of the village of Caspar, between the towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg a great place to hike and take in the geological features; cliffs, meadows and an ...  more »
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  • Awesome campground if you want seclusion. No showers and something needs to be done with that bathroom. Probably the stinkiest out house I've ever had to use. Would have got a 5 star rating otherwise.
  • Very scenic and inspiring area of coastal California. The beach is gorgeous is with clean, soft sand. Great place to picnic or lay around in the sun. The natural alcove provides a great little nook for swimming. The area is worth the 3+ hour drive for a truly divine time.
  • We enjoyed our visit. The walking trails on the bluffs over the shoreline are wonderful, and our views through the morning fog were spectacular.
  • Gorgeous hikes if you can catch a sunny day. Also beach access to some stunning waters.
  • Pygmy forest was amazing, although trail markings could have been improved. Lovely beach area.
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