Top Adventures in Point Arena

  • Hike Stornetta Public Lands

    Along Point Arena Lighthouse Road there is an access trailhead to Stornetta Public Lands, which is part of the Bureau of Land Management system. There is a wonderful coastal trail that offers great views of the rugged coastline. From the trailhead...

    2.5 miles

  • Explore Bowling Ball Beach

    This scenic beach is a part of Schooner Gulch State Beach in Mendocino County. The beach is named after it's iconic sandstone "bowling balls" found there. There's parking along the west side of the highway with two trailheads. The southern trail w...

  • Explore the Point Arena Lighthouse and Trail

    Point Arena Lighthouse is situated on the piece of land that is the closest to the Hawaiian Islands from the continental United States. The lighthouse stands at 115 feet high and you are able to go to the top. I did not have time for this, unfortu...

    0.5 miles

  • Explore the Point Arena Lighthouse

    Go into the museum and gift shop first and have a look around at all the cool stuff they have from the lighthouse. Once you're done checking everything out in there, go make your way up the spiral staircase to the tippy top. You can stop just befo...

  • Camp at Camp Navarro

    Camp Navarro is located about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco. This redwood getaway is nestled between branches of the North Fork of the Navarro River. Equipped with a lodge, coffee, shop, water and toilets, Camp Navarro allows you to escape from...

  • Explore Navarro Beach

    Northern California beaches are not your typical soft sand, warm water, grab a surf board type of spots. Of course when the weather is cooperating you can enjoy those activities as well! What makes this spot so special is how few people ever come ...

  • Hike Van Damme State Park

    The Fern Canyon Trail system is the main hiking vein of Van Damme State Park. This particular hike is on a mostly flat, wide trail through dense, green forest of California Redwoods, Cypress, Pines, and giant ferns. The trail is paved but typicall...

    7.5 miles 1654 ft gain

  • Hike Montgomery Woods State Nature Reserve Loop

    This is a great find. We saw it on the map it was on the way from Mendocino to our next stop, Napa Valley. So glad we took the time to visit. It is a small park with about a two mile loop hike in a valley floor loaded with huge redwoods and few pe...

    2 miles 150 ft gain

  • Paddle Redwood Outrigger Canoes up Big River

    Big River is a 40 mile or so river in the heart of Mendocino and its first 8 miles form the largest undeveloped estuary remaining in California. It is home to some amazing wildlife from seals to jellyfish to the endangered California Coho Salmon, ...

  • Kayak Mendocino's Big River

    The Big River estuary in Mendocino Headlands State Park is one of those best of both worlds scenarios where dense Redwood forest and fresh, lazy river water meet rocky beaches and the mighty Pacific. If you're really lucky, you can swim with river...

  • Explore Big River Beach

    Make your way around the back of the Chevron on Main st. in town and just keep following the stairs down to the little trail that leads to the beach.  The beach is beautiful with soft sand. Dogs are allowed but please note they are supposed to be ...

  • Hike Along Mendocino Cliffs Trail

    The town of Mendocino is as charming and quaint as one can find. It is no wonder why it was pegged as the perfect location spot to film the series Murder She Wrote. While the series heroine Jessica Fletcher's home can still be visited, it is the b...

    1.5 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Little River, California

      Electra Suite

      Perched on the edge of the Pacific, just miles south of the village of Mendocino, the family-owned Little River Inn has been welcoming guests for five generations. Little River Inn offers guest roo...

      From $330.50/night

    • Mendocino, California

      Brewery Gulch Inn

      Spectacular windows frame postcard views of the pines and the surf beyond. Inside, the clean and contemporary Arts and Crafts style; the attention to detail; and the included meals incorporating lo...

      From $385/night

    • Hopland, California

      Mendocino Home

      Mountain views and a calm quiet await guests who arrive at this spacious home overlooking the 1250 acres of Jaxon Keys Winery and Distillery. Located a short drive from Santa Rosa and Mendocino, an...

      From $199/night

    • Ukiah, California

      Chekaka Recreation Area Lake Mendocino

      Overview Chekaka Campground is closed indefinitely. Chekaka Recreation Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where redwood forests meet wine country. The lake is...

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      Bushay Recreation Area

      Overview Bushay Recreation Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where redwood forests meet wine country. The access road to Bushay Campground is subject to high water...

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