It’s remote, wild, and fragile. The Pacific headlands hide coves, caves, and secret beaches. Grasslands give way to woodlands, woodlands become a redwood forest.
There are more pickups than Porsches. Jeans, fleece, and flannel never go out of style. The fellas have been wearing neckbeards for more than 100-years. Communities range from small to micro. Folks are welcoming. Businesses are locally owned.
They grow their own here. Farmers and ranchers raise meat, fish, fruit, veggies, and dairy. Local wine, cider, and beer are small batch, organic, and exceptional. Most of what is produced is available only in the area; one of California’s greenest agriculture regions.
Mendo is known for wildlife, waves, wilderness, and wine. Mother Nature is exuberant. Vistas are epic. The air is pristine. Hiking, biking, kayaking, and SUP are extraordinary.
From a 10-mile ex-logging road to a quarter-mile secret-beach path, Mendocino Coast trails cover an array of terrain, microclimates, wildlife, and ecosystems. Public land and parks make up most of the 100-mile Mendocino Coast.
You’ll find hundreds of places to commune with nature along the coast on foot, cycle, or on water. Try one of these very accessible places.