The Fifth Edition of Mendocino Outdoors sets a new standard for Mendocino Coast guidebooks. Now an ebook, Mendocino Outdoors is your guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast. It covers all of the parks and preserves in the area, from the Lost Coast to Gualala, plus some inland jaunts to the wine country and some of the tallest trees in the world. The guide is filled with full-color maps of all the areas described in the book, as well as photographs to show you why you want to visit the various locations. Click on any example image below to see samples of the book. Rounding out the book is a generous helping of practical info for visitors, such as locations of banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, mechanics, towing services, and more. It also describes the many activities, services, and lodging establishments that welcome dogs.
Because the Mendocino Coast spans over a hundred miles, I’ve divided it into 3 sections, and the 3 chapters correspond to those regions.
Chapter One • North Coast : Lost Coast to Fort Bragg
Lost Coast • Sinkyone Wilderness State Park • Usal Beach • Smithe Redwoods State Reserve • Standish-Hickey SRA • Admiral William Standley SRA • Westport-Union Landing SB • Bruhel Point • MacKerricher SP • Glass Beach • Fort Bragg (including the new Noyo Headlands Park) • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens • Jug Handle State Reserve • Chamberlain Creek Waterfall
Chapter Two • Central Coast : Caspar to Albion
Caspar Headlands SR & Beach • Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP • Russian Gulch SP • Mendocino Historic Preservation District • Mendocino Headlands to Chapman Point • Big River Estuary • Forest History Trail • Van Damme SP & Pygmy Forest Boardwalk • Montgomery Woods SR • Russian Gulch State Park
Chapter Three • South Coast : Elk to Gualala & Anderson Valley
Navarro Point Preserve • Navarro River Redwoods SP & Beach • Elk • Greenwood SB • Manchester SP • Point Arena Lighthouse • Stornetta Public Lands • Bowling Ball & Schooner Gulch SB • Anderson Valley & Hendy Woods SP
Appendix 1: Practical Information for Visitors • Appendix 2: Dog-Friendly on the Mendocino Coast