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Mendocino Headlands State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5804
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Great views from each parking lot along the State Park

We drive into Mendocino. The town is on the edge of a cliff. The beautiful little town was full... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eric B
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Nashville, North Carolina
Breathtaking views and nice light hiking trails

We were not planning on light hiking/nature walks prior to pulling in to the park, but the views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chad S
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South Lyon, Michigan
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A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock formations” (11 reviews)
“easy walk” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
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+1 707-937-5804
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"mendocino headlands"
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"easy walk"
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"great place to walk"
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"state park"
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"gorgeous views"
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"sea lions"
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"beautiful walk"
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"every turn"
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"great hiking"
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"the cliff"
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"tide pools"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drive into Mendocino. The town is on the edge of a cliff. The beautiful little town was full of visitors. We headed to Mendocino Headlands State Park for more photo opportunities. The park is on the North-side of town. There are multiple parking areas...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not planning on light hiking/nature walks prior to pulling in to the park, but the views were so breathtaking we could not resist. We wer not really dressed for hiking either, but we made due. We walked 2 trails that led us to...More

Thank Chad S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see stop for those in Northern California! This beach has lush succulents dangling from the cliffs in every imaginable color. The waves are strong. The hikes are easy and the pay offs are BIG! Stay for sunset—it will not disappoint! But...More

1  Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is more of a scenic hiking area but you can easily hike down the cliffs to the coast to experience the crashing waves and collect some beautiful rocks. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been! Highly recommend!

1  Thank Djlambert
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entire Mendocino coastline is fantastic. Super clear water, beautiful waves and craggy coastline. Excellent photo opportunities.

1  Thank KRooo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terribly windy and cool, but the most dramatic views we could possibly imagine. It was so windy that we really couldn't open the car door, but whole feeling of the place was amazing. You can see 180 degrees of empty land, the ocean, the waves...More

1  Thank murrayloomis
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our very favorite trails of all time, anywhere. Located approximately two blocks from Main Street, Mendocino, this trail winds on a level path along the cliff tops of the many little bays that surround the town of Mendocino. There are several...More

2  Thank NJWilson79
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is a must see sunset spot in Mendocino County. You have plenty of space to get the favorite view you desire. There are bathrooms available on the North edge of the drive, and there are parking spaces available. I am sure the parking is...More

1  Thank KShad
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Lovely place to walk, watch the surf and just relax. If you're lucky you might see a whale during their migration.

2  Thank fungramma51
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

One of the best places to whale watch from the shore...Great fresh air and quaint New England style unspoiled town of Mendocino

1  Thank JadeManSam
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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
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