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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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A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.

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A beautiful spot to hike

After hiking the area, I now know why Mendocino is one of the most photographed and painted locations. It is an easy level hike with parking nearby.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Andrea H
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Danville, California
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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After hiking the area, I now know why Mendocino is one of the most photographed and painted locations. It is an easy level hike with parking nearby.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking the trails in the park was great for us because we are from Florida & unfamiliar with CA coastline. Got to see seals "sunning" on the rocks in addition to a whale off shore. We stayed at Mendocino Seaside cottages (highly recommend!) so we got to enjoy looking through part of the park directly from our porch. Not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After lunch, a nice walk along the ocean. Beautiful views and the warm weather make it more pleasant. Cute town with museums, shops, and restaurants.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little town, with Western looking buildings and lots of Organic places and cafes to go, worth the visit.

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Sj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hiking/walking at this state park. If you like taking pictures this is a great place for it. Most of the time it's windy out in the headlands so bring a light jacket with you. Dogs are welcome on leashes. The beach is great for kids to find shells, and to put their toes in the water. If you look... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The town of Mendocino needs to put some money into setting up a nice trail system and closing off casual trails which are destroying the cliffs from erosion

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Folsom, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You just can't get any better than this! From the shores of murder she wrote, to oh so many others. The headlands provide a view of the coast unequalled! So, take a stroll, breath in the real air and enjoy!

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santa fe, new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked along the paths overlooking the Pacific three days in a row. So peaceful and mellow. Not many other people there, sense of solitude and beauty all around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We explored the Mendocino Headlands while visiting Mendocino. From this area we took photos of the sun setting over the Pacific. We also walked along the beach as well as above the cliffs. Take the time to visit the Ford house to lean about Mendocino's past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day we came here it was overcast, but not cold. Everywhere you look are beautiful views. The interesting thing is the rocks (huge) in the water. I could walk here any time of the day.

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