Explore the Outdoors of Mendocino County
twisted giants.jpg

Inland Hikes

 

Inland Hikes

Montgomery Woods is a beautiful old growth redwood forest. Photo by June Ruckman

Montgomery Woods is a beautiful old growth redwood forest. Photo by June Ruckman

Inland Mendocino County has some spectacular hiking opportunities. Below are 3 of my favorite inland areas to hike. To help you prepare for your hike, check out these Things to Know.

I plan to add more so check back or subscribe to the monthly newsletter for updates.

 
Old growth and new growth at Hendy Woods. Photo by June Ruckman

Old growth and new growth at Hendy Woods. Photo by June Ruckman

Hendy Woods

Numerous hikes in a beautiful redwood forest. A great stop if you are driving Highway 128 and want to stroll among the trees or take a swim in the Navarro River. If you are looking for a quick stop to stretch your legs and see some gigantic redwood trees, drive to the picnic area and check out the All Access Trail. If you have a little bit more time, check out the Hermit Hut.

Twisted Giants in Montgomery Woods.Photo by June Ruckman

Twisted Giants in Montgomery Woods.Photo by June Ruckman

Montgomery Woods

A short hike among some gigantic trees. Several of the largest redwood trees in the world are located in this old growth redwood forest between Ukiah and the Coast. The road is narrow and winding so drive with care.

Hiking among the meadows of Lake Mendocino. Photo by June Ruckman

Hiking among the meadows of Lake Mendocino. Photo by June Ruckman

Lake Mendocino

Hike among the meadows and oak woodlands surrounding Lake Mendocino. Spring is my favorite time of the year to hike in the Lake Mendocino Area. April is usually the peak for wildflowers. Definitely watch out for poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes.