The Mendocino National Forest straddles the eastern spur of the Coastal Mountain Range in northwestern California, just a three-hour drive north of San Francisco and Sacramento. Some 65 miles long and 35 miles across, Forest’s federally-owned acres of mountains and canyons offer a variety of recreational opportunities – camping, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, hunting, nature study, photography, and off-highway vehicle travel. The Mendocino National Forest partly or wholly manages four wilderness areas: the 37,679-acre Snow Mountain Wilderness, the 147,070-acre Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness, the 53,887 acres Yuki Wilderness, and the 10,571-acre Sanhedrin Wilderness. Forest access is from Covelo in Round Valley and Upper Lake.
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