Catch a Canoe & Kayak RentalsKayak, 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!
Mendocino Hikes, Bikes & Kayak Rentals
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!
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!
North Coast Surf School
Make your Mendocino vacation memorable! Learn to Surf! 1 Hour 45 Minutes of Instruction
- Private & Group Lessons
- Includes all equipment
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.