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Top 7 Outdoor Adventures to Experience in Mendocino County

Mendocino County’s unparalleled outdoor adventures immerse you in nature’s grandeur. With diverse landscapes and abundant activities, rediscover your spirit of adventure while kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. Experience the captivating beauty that makes Mendocino truly magical.

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Kayaking the Mendocino Coast

Explore the rugged coastline, sea caves, and marine life by kayak. Join a guided tour or rent a kayak for a memorable ocean adventure.

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Horseback Riding in the Redwoods

Experience the beauty of Mendocino County’s redwood forests on horseback. Several outfitters offer guided trail rides through stunning scenery.

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Skunk Train

Embark on a historic train ride through redwood groves, verdant meadows, and along sparkling rivers on this vintage railcar journey from Fort Bragg to Willits.

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Stand-up Paddleboarding

Whether paddling the calm waters of Big River, exploring its serene estuary and diverse wildlife, or paddling out beyond the break to ride back toward shore, rent a board or join a guided tour for an unforgettable experience.

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Mountain Biking in Jackson State Forest

Tackle the extensive network of trails in this working forest. From beginner-friendly to challenging single-track routes, there’s something for every mountain biking enthusiast.

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Whale Watching

Witness the majestic migration of gray whales from December to April. Visit prime viewing spots along the coast, such as Mendocino Headlands State Park, Point Cabrillo Light Station and Point Arena Lighthouse.


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Embark on a magical night paddle in the Noyo River or Big River to witness the glowing bioluminescence of local marine life. Join a guided tour for an unforgettable evening on the water.

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