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“state park”(18 reviews)
A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5804
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All reviews mendocino headlands awesome views state park easy walk great walk wild flowers the cliff every turn crashing waves tide pools great hiking beautiful ocean blow hole whale watching ford house california coast town
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Fun to walk around and see the waves rushing through tunnels and through a sinkhole, as well as the remains of the chutes they used to get logs (and people too, it seems) down to ships waiting in the rushing surf.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuNanS
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Right from the center of town Headlands has amazing trails through the meadow with awesome views of the crashing waves of the Pacific.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeffAlpharetta
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We took a nice walk along the headlands while in Mendo. It can be a long and pleasant walk or a short one or a rigorius one depending on what you want. We have been there in the spring, when the wild flowers are blooming...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Chris Y
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Walk as far as you want along various easy paths. Great at sunset. Views change all the time as you walk along. Never more than a few minutes walk to town. Not exciting but a pleasant stroll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AMD1000
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Take a walk...you will not be disappointed. Don’t forget the camera. You will get your daily steps in and I get enough words to finish this review! Just do it!!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HNL2ORD
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a river beach. It had a couple of huge rocks in the sand. The weather was not in its best, but there were still several people on the beach. A lot of people could sunbathe here on this beach! The river was enticing....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The bluffs are quite scenic. Being a cane user, however, I found the trails very narrow and in some areas, uneven and difficult. Benches are not frequently encountered. The cool, fresh and clean air is great. Comparing this to the Fort Bragg coastal trail, I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The wind is strong and fresh as you stroll along the path. What a great place to spend the afternoon. I visited several times during my week in Mendocino, and my Samoyed loved it too. I took some spectacular drone videos as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Avram G
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Says it all. Come for an hour, stay for a few more. If the seagulls don't capture your lunch, and the wind doesn't ruin your coiff and the sun doesn't fry your face, well... that's all part of the magical experience of the Headlands. When...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mobile819108
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Spent the whole day meandering around the Headlands. Well worth wandering around. The sea looks amazing altho there was a lot of fog out to sea that slowly came thru and surrounded us.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Tahoefancynancy | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Start at mckerriker state park hiking up the coast you will see tide pools ,breeding grounds for seals, up to the sand dunes and back. One could go for a long hike to 10 mile river. It's beautiful coastal trip. Then if... More