Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino

Categories: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Mendocino Headlands State Park is located in Mendocino. Plan your Mendocino Headlands State Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mendocino using our Mendocino trip itinerary maker.
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  • It was just a short walk (100 yards) from our lodging to the headlands. The trails would be graded "easy". The views would be graded "spectacular". We were lucky on the days we visited the area-cloudl...  read more »
  • The picturesque seaside village of Mendocino is alays worth a visit. Once you've toured the town, don't stop without taking the short drive farther on to the headlands. The seascapes are some of the m...  read more »
  • After hiking the area, I now know why Mendocino is one of the most photographed and painted locations. It is an easy level hike with parking nearby. 
  • Wow! It makes you just want to stand their and clap your hands! This particular area had multiple views and was easy to get to. Lots of free parking. It was also easy to walk between the different viewing areas. It's all flat. Other areas required climbing or rough paths and a bit of a walk to get to.
  • Mendocino Coast is one of my favorite discoveries in Northern California. A local resident was kind enough to mention a hidden trail to the beach - access is off Main Street behind Preston Hall. This leads down to a cove where a river flows into the sea. Magnificent scenery! Wasn't crowded in April 2015.
  • Park is worthy of a stop if you are passing through. I recommend coming here early in the morning when the sun is coming up. Views are amazing! Could spend hours here just walking the many paths.
  • Croppy outlook of the bay and Ocean. The cliffs are dangerous and we have mre than one death per year. Be careful!!
  • Beautiful area to stroll around! Paths aren't perfectly paved for a little adventure (but may be hard for easy access)
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