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Ten Mile Beach in MacKerricher State Park; image by Bruce Lewis
If you love to hike, you’ll love Fort Bragg as your home base. A few of our favorites:

  • Ten-Mile Beach, often deserted, is miles and miles of sand beach and sand dunes: ideal for running, reading, picnicking and, of course, just plain hiking. Views of the Lost Coast.
  • MacKerricher State Park Haul Road: the old Haul Road runs for miles along the ocean, and it’s closed to motorized traffic. It includes a boardwalk that takes you out to an observation platform above the rocks where harbor seals raise their pups in April and May.
  • Point Cabrillo Light Station is a state historic park and nature preserve with several miles of trails, and it’s an excellent venue for whalewatching.
  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens has 47-acres of woods, plants, and coastal views all connected by easy paved trails.
  • The Forest History Trail in Jackson State Forest is a four-mile loop through second growth redwoods with several strenuous sections.
  • Jug Handle Nature Preserve is a five-mile roundtrip to the Hans Jenny Pygmy forest along the Ecological Staircase trail.
  • 11 Redwoods Walks: click here to learn more.
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