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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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A walk where James Dean walked

The local book store has accounts of James Dean--and other movie types who have been here and the movies that were filmed here

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Gold River, California
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Gold River, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The local book store has accounts of James Dean--and other movie types who have been here and the movies that were filmed here

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Mendocino, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Mendocino Headlands adjacent to the historic town of Mendocino is a uniquely beautiful experience. Although there is a beach along Big River - this is more for hiking than lying in the sun.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The headlands is a state reserve near the town of Mendocino. It has excellent walking trails and specular views. You will need to keep track of where you are you will become lost in its beauty.

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Walnut Creek, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Across from Main st. go an enjoy, wander or just sit an have a visual experience.Wonderful place .Any time of year. Been there rain or shine. Hiking or just sitting an taking in it all.there are benchs all threw the park to sit.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This park is really easy to access -- you just drive West out of Mendocino until you can't go any further. There are some beautiful views from the cliffs, and this should definitely be a stop on your trip to Mendocino no matter what. Limited beach access, but it is definitely the easiest place around Mendocino to access some spectacular... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

follow the trail along the cliffs; you will get some great photos. Lots of marine life at the right time of year (whales in January.) Walk lasted no more than 1/2 hour but a great way to clear your head after lunch or shopping in Menocino.

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El Granada, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had the beaches to ourselves. The views are breath taking. The area is very well maintained and the trails are easy to walk.

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Oakland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This area is away from the maddening crowd so relaxed and love the ocean views as well as the short hikes will return soon

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This area is not to long. It's paths are close to edge giving you full access to the beauty of mendocinos coast. I have heArd People say this is the north version of big sur w/c we have been a few times but I think this is more beautiful as you can truly appreciate it by walking its paths. For... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great for picture-taking and enjoying the view of the coastline. Park is clean and seemed well maintained.

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