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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
Phone Number: 707-937-5804
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: Picturesque spot known for its Pygmy Forest of small trees and Fern Canyon.

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Beautiful!

Just Beautiful! Ferns, redwoods, and a walk by the river. It doesn't get much better than this! A flat, 3.5 mile (one way) trail. Hike a little, hike a lot, it's up to you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just Beautiful! Ferns, redwoods, and a walk by the river. It doesn't get much better than this! A flat, 3.5 mile (one way) trail. Hike a little, hike a lot, it's up to you! Will definitely be back!

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I hiked a portion of the Fern Canyon trail a couple of times during our vacation. We started in the Pygmy Forest off of Little River Airport Road and did the ~4 mile loop. It was a great workout!! There's quite a bit of elevation change (incline/decline) but the surroundings were beautiful with lots of tall, redwoods... More 

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Frederick, Maryland, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We found the cut off to Airport Road before we saw the parking lot for the state park, so we followed it and finally found a sign for the Pygmy Forest Discovery Trail. Another couple arrived at the same time, quite familiar with the park. They invited us to take the 6-mile trail all the way to the parking lot... More 

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went here to Kayak. Very calm waters here. We also hiked along the river for a few miles. Very nice walk and scenery. There is also a small state park store in the back of the camp that sells drinks and snacks plus books and information on the area.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place was sooo beautiful! I had no idea what to expect going here. It was plush, and fresh, and green and quite. You could here the river singing along next to you. The beautiful redwoods and ferns create a mystical serene environment. The trail is fairly easy and just a few moderate spots. Going up to the Pigmy Forest... More 

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San Francisico Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a wonderful place to ride a bicycle through a redwood wonderland. The last section will take you up to a pigmy forest with lots of geologic features that define the California coast.

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Los Olivos, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A magical escape on the California coast- ethereal fern filled canyons, a magical cove, coastal headland trails to a mysterious blow hole, fragrant, delicate seaside flora, blackberries on the trail, haunting sea lions in the fog...one of my favorite places in the world.

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Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice visitors center with humorous volunteers. We were able to purchase wood on site at the entrance and it is also sold by the camp hosts. The bathrooms were well stocked and have plugs for hair dryers, if that is something you'd be interested in. The showers were clean and spacious. There is a nice meadow in the center that... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took the boardwalk from little river airport road to see the Pygmy Forest. Truly amazing and beautiful.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great walking/hiking/exploring. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area and enjoy being outside.

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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
Phone Number: 707-937-5804
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino

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