Horseback Riding on the Mendocino Coast

Ricochet Ridge Ranch, Horseback rides daily, hourly, and multi-day, up to all inclusive week-long riding vacations with lodging at unique B&B’s, fine dining, California wines, live entertainment, and hot tub spas. Ride on spectacular, deserted Ten Mile Beach, watching seals and sea lions cavort off shore, through magnificent old growth Redwood Forests, and through horse and cattle ranches. Kids 6 years or older are welcome. Exceptional horses available for every experience level, from absolute beginners to the very advanced, both English and Western. Group and private rides of varying duration. “Outside Magazine” chose Ricochet Ridge Ranch as “One of the top 25 trips of a lifetime!” 24201 N Highway 1, Highway 1 & Mill Creek Road, Fort Bragg, 1-888-873-5777, 707-964-7669.

The Ross Ranch is a family business owned and operated by John & Tobi Ross, life long residents of the Mendocino Coast. They host rides on the spectacular Manchester Beach, with miles of unspoiled sand and surf. Rocks, driftwood, creeks, birds and seastacks dot this vast expanse of beach. 28300 Greenwood Rd., Elk, (707) 877-1834


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino CoastMendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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