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Mendocino Headlands State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-5804
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Geologic Formations
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
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Sparks, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After the hustle and bustle of "downtown" Mendocino village the Headlands is a great place to regroup. A short drive takes you to the park where trails dip and dive along the bluffs giving access to far away views and hidden coves. There are several parking lots and one can see a lot from the car. Also the road allows... More

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Chicago
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207 reviews 207 reviews
81 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I loved the walk around the headlands. The surf, the smells and the birds. Don't go there with little unleashed kids. The drops to the water would be fatal.

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Mendocino Headland park is a place where you could spend a little or a lot of time, and either way it would be very enjoyable! The coast view was simply fantastic, and we liked very much walking along the coast in the grassland. We also climbed down on the rocks and just sat there watching the waves come and... More

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The jewel of Mendocino Headlands State Park is the meandering Headlands Trail that hugs the coastal bluffs. Suggest picking up a connecting trail that starts near the corner of Main and Heeser Streets and head for the bluffs.The dirt trail winds through native and non-native, grasses, ice plant and wildflowers. Just a short walk in, there is a great photo... More

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Irvine, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The most memorable slice of Mendocino coastline is not to be missed. You can view it from the road, or hike down.

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The World
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309 reviews 309 reviews
40 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We biked this area and saw the beautiful coast up close. We heard seals barking and waves breaking. It was terrific!

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San Francisco, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
39 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Mendocino is a very cute and quiet town. Its never crowded and locals are friendly. There are some really nice B&Bs to stay at. The headlands park is a great place to walk next to the coast. I've hiked around the area when it was cold and rainy as well as when it was cool and sunny. Both times have... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The incredible cliffs, caves, sea lions, water colors and excellent trails. Would like to live here!

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Oregon Coast
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758 reviews 758 reviews
268 attraction reviews
2,001 helpful votes 2,001 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This park has incredibly beautiful scenery, and there are lots of walking footpaths. We visited several times during the 10 days we spent in nearby Fort Bragg and each time discovered a new amazing view. We loved the different and interesting rock formations. This area is a favourite of locals and visitors alike!

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Staff very helpful. Lots of points to walk out on to see the view. Did see a few sea lions. Dogs allowed on leash and there were several being walked.

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