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Mendocino Headlands State Park

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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: 707-937-5804
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Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.

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loved exploring the tidepools/cliffs and climbing the rocks

after enjoying fort bragg so much we decided to start exploring more of the towns we came across on our coastal drive instead of trying to "make time" mendocino is a artsy type... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

after enjoying fort bragg so much we decided to start exploring more of the towns we came across on our coastal drive instead of trying to "make time" mendocino is a artsy type town but is very nice, one of those places that most could probably see themselves retiring in. The state park is a large seaside piece of property... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a vacation rental on the western end of the village - our view overlooked part of the park and the bay. We enjoyed finding some geocaches very close to the ocean and also in the village. Walking the many trails on the headlands (which surround Mendocino village on three sides) offers a wide range of views and... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The beach is a smaller beach. It is most spectacular from up above looking out to take pictures. There are also areas to hike. We went in the evening to watch the sunset.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Most of the park is cliffs, many of which you can hike right to the edge which makes for stunning views of the Pacific! I took morning walks along the entire stretch; at first I didn't realize there were trails and only walked on the road. At almost any point you can walk from the road toward a cliff edge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

one of our favorite stops along a complete wa,or,ca coastal trip. the town is very small but has great shops and architecture, some excellent views from the headlands and even beaches to hang out and swim/boogie board if you desire.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not a very big park, so hard to get many hiking miles in, but views are spectacular. We saw whales off the coast here as we did up and down PCH.

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Sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to visit the park on a perfect day (75 degrees & sunny) but it would be just as enjoyable on a cool foggy day. It's an experience to take a relaxing walk thru the Cyprus tree and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Pacific ocean.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice quaint walk around the coast headlands at Mendicino, nothing spectacular, but a nice refreshing, beautiful place to walk.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hiking in the Mendocino Headlands Park was breathtakingly beautiful. The paths are well marked and easy to walk. Highlight of my trip!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Lovely bluffs with great views. Nice beach to explore. It was a foggy day the day we went but we still enjoyed the coast line. Easy walk. Folks packed a lunch to take down to the beach to enjoy. You could easily think of pirates and treasurer with the caves and coves to discover. Great place to take kids and... More 

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