Outdoor lovers that enjoy unbeaten paths will love all of the choices of where to hike, ride bikes or paddle in the sea or rivers. One of the tallest living things in the world is located in Mendocino County! Mendocino has some of the most scenic and romantic beaches in America!
Catch a Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Kayak, Canoe and Outrigger rentals on gorgeous 8 mile long Big River Estuary. Escape the fog and ride the tide through a redwood canyon. Watch for seals, otters and bird life. Stable outriggers are easy to paddle and hold from 1 to 10 people. Children & dogs are welcome!
Little River Inn Golf Course
Tee off with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Set among noble redwoods, our unique and challenging course is great for golfers of all levels. They also offer two lighted tennis courts available at no charge to their guests.
Big River Adventure
Experience California's newest State Park aboard the unique Solar Wind Outrigger. A combination of sail, paddle, and solar electric power are used to easily navigate undeveloped Big River Estuary in Mendocino. Harbor Seals, River Otters, and a variety of birds are often seen during the guided 2.5 hour adventure.
BIKE RENTALS ~ Stanford Inn
Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too! rents well maintained high quality mountain bikes, plus easy and upright Cannondale comfort bikes. Single track through the redwoods available too!
Sub-Surface Progression Dive Shop
Ocean Sports, Sales and Rentals
Abalone Diving Equipment
SCUBA Diving Gear
Friendly Dive advice for Abalone and SCUBA Diving
Ross Ranch Horse Riding - South of Mendocino
Go for a private horse back ride on spectacular Manchester Beach. Enjoy miles of unspoiled sand and surf as rocks, driftwood, creeks, birds and seastacks dot this vast expanse of beautiful sandy beach.
Emerald Dolphin Mini Golf
A fun yet challenging mix of miniature golf with holes around & through streams, fountains and a two sided water fall! Sure to delight people of all ages.They have a Snack Shack and Arcade and a great place for kid parties.
Liquid Fusion Kayaking
From mild to wild, Liquid Fusion Kayaking has a kayak adventure for everyone. They specialize in nature tours and kayak instruction and most of all in FUN!!! Relax with a dry and mild nature tour or challenge yourself with a wet and wild ocean adventure.
Sub-Surface Progression Kayak Rentals
Everything you'll need to GO KAYAKING!!
Abalone Diving Equipment Sales and Rentals
SCUBA Diving Gear Sales and Rentals
Kayak Sales and Rentals
Surfboards Sales and Rentals
Local Dive advice for Abalone and SCUBA Diving
All Aboard Adventures Charter Boat
Providing family fun aboard the SEAHAWK! Enjoy whale watching, sport fishing for crabs and salmon. Sunset, weddings and specialty cruises are our specialty! Plus Karaoke on the Bay Cruises!
Backpacker Shuttle - Mendo Insider Tours
Shuttle service to several popular hikes and backpacking trips on the Lost Coast. Mendo Insider Tours can shuttle your group from your car to your chosen trailhead. Dogs ride for FREE.
Fishing seasons - What's Open?
Fishing along the Mendocino coast is guaranteed to be something youll never forget, whether you catch your first 25 pound salmon, pop your first abalone off the rocks, or spend a day out at sea tossing more than your line overboard!
North Coast Surf School
Make your Mendocino vacation memorable! Learn to Surf! 1 Hour 45 Minutes of Instruction
- Private & Group Lessons
- Includes all equipment
- Starting at $45.
California Coastal Trail - Hiking
The Mendocino Coastal Trail snakes along 130 gorgeous miles of spectacular coastal view trails - through State Parks and picturesque Victorian Villages.
Russian Gulch State Parks
Perfect for exploring and hiking, this park features 1,162 acres with 7,630 feet of ocean frontage, with rugged headlands, beaches, tide pools and the Devil's Punch Bowl sea cave on one side and on the other side you'll find the heavily forested Russian Gulch Creek Canyon and the 36-foot high waterfall.
Ukiah Golf Course ~ 18 Holes
The sloping terrain and majestic hills of the surrounding area lend themselves perfectly to a challenging 18 holes of golf. Featuring a Pro Shop, practice facilities, snack bar, golf workshops, clinics and lessons. Request a Tee Time online.
Sea Ranch Golf Course
One of the most highly regarded golf experiences in California. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, the course has been widely acclaimed for the manner in which it has been blended into the existing landscape and was one of the first Scottish Style links built in the Western United States.
Old Haul Road on Ten Mile Trail
Easy trail - Flat and paved most of the way! Excellent for biking, strolling and exercising. The Old Haul Road runs along the beach. A small section was washed out during a severe storm, but able bodied sorts can travel along the sand until the road picks up again.
MacKerricher State Parks
Popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. This park is best known for all the seals that live in this beautiful and varied habitat of sandy beaches, ocean bluffs, sand dunes and tide pools to forests and wetlands.
--Noyo Harbor is your starting point for a day out on the ocean, whether it's on a fishing or whale watching charter, or paddling your own kayak.
Out of this World
Located on the corner of Main and Kasten in Mendocino. You'll find the largest selection of telescopes, spotting scopes, cameras and fascinating science toys. Great shop for curious kids of all ages.
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Join our knowledgeable docents for a leisurely stroll through the meadows and along the windswept bluffs of the 300 acre Point Cabrillo Preserve. You'll learn a little coastal ecology and some Mendocino history including the story of the Frolic, the 1850 shipwreck that changed the north coast forever.
Point Arena Pier
At the right time of the year it is one of the best fishing piers in the state. And, throughout the year it is the best pier to fish if you want to catch rocky-area species like striped seaperch, lingcod, kelp greenling, rock greenling and cabezon and a fair pier to catch salmon.
Save Time, Get it On-Line
Annual and short-term licenses and Sport fishing validations. Report cards and Gift vouchers.
Jackson State Forest Trails
Eleven incredible trails to choose from with all levels of difficulty. You'll discover old growth redwood groves and waterfalls. Mountain biking trails, remote campsites and much more!
Frisbee Golf Course
Imagine strolling across pastures and through oak groves, playing disc golf with your friends. Sounds great, right? Now imagine you're doing this on the grounds of a brewery where some of the finest, freshest, world-class beers brewed. Sounds even better, doesn't it? Don't just imagine it - Experience it!
Cow Mountain Recreational Areas
Located in the Mayacmas Mountains between Ukiah and Lakeport. South Cow Mountain offers 23,000 acres and 200 miles of vehicle roads and trails for off-highway vehicles, also horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, hiking. The adjacent North Cow Mountain Recreation Area, with 27,000 acres, offers many opportunities for non-motorized recreational activities.
Pomo Bluffs in Fort Bragg
on Todd's Point, in Fort Bragg, this relatively new city park (opened April 22, 2006) on the ocean bluffs overlooking the Noyo Harbor entrance and the Pacific Ocean. There is a paved walkway that's suitable for wheelchairs or strollers and there are benches along the way.
Hiker's Guide to the Mendocino Coast
All the public hiking trails on and near the coast between Gualala and Whale Gulch. Includes all the state parks: Russian Gulch, VanDamme, MacKerricher, Jughandle, Navarro River Redwoods, Hendy Woods, Montgomery Woods, Manchester, and more!
WHAT'S MENDOCINO WEATHER LIKE? You've booked the perfect place to stay, reserved the best restaurants and now your wondering:
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Here's some suggestions regarding weather.