Mendocino National Forest

Trails in Mendocino Nat'l Forest

Lake Shore Loop Trail

Length, Round Trip: 4 Miles Elevation Gain: 500 Feet Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 1,800 Feet Reservation: No Season: Year-round Lake Shore Loop Trail is a 4 mile easy hike that begins at an elevation of 1,800 feet. This Trail begins at Squaw Creek near the shores of Lake Pillsbury adjacent ...

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Letts Lake Fishing Trail

Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 4,485 Feet Handicapped Accessible: Yes Length, One-way: 1.1 Miles Reservation: No Season: Year-round Letts Lake Fishing Trail is a 1.1 mile easy trail that is partially handicap accessible at an elevation of 4,485 feet. The trail begins at the Upper Letts Lake Boat Ramp. The first ...

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Bath House Trail

Beginning at the Bath House Trailhead, this low country, year-round accessible trail passes through stands of chaparral, oak woodlands and pine forests separated by glades and meadows and rock outcrops. The trail offers great views of the South Fork of Stony Creek Canyon but no access. This trail is ...

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Bearwallow Trail

Length, One-way: 6 Miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 3,900 Feet Elevation Gain: 1,300 Feet Reservation: No Season: Year-round Bearwallow Trail is a 6 mile easy trail that begins at an elevation of 3,900 feet. The trail begins on Forest Road 18N06.2 and contours the west flank of St. John Mountain. ...

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Benmore Trail

Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 1,800 Feet Elevation Gain: 400 Feet Length, One-way: 6 Miles Reservation: No Season: Year-round Benmore Trail is a 6 mile, moderately difficult trail that begins at an elevation of 1,800 feet. The trailhead is located in the Pine Mountain area at the junction of Benmore creek ...

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Black Butte Trail

Length, One-way: 0.7 Miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 7,080 Feet Elevation Gain: 360 Feet Reservation: No Season: Year-round Black Butte Hiking Trail is a .7 mile easy hike that begins at an elevation of 7,080 feet. The trail begins at the base of Black Butte at the end of forest ...

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Bloody Rock Trail

Difficulty: Easy Length, One-way: 3 Miles Elevation: 2,280 Feet Elevation Gain: 530 Feet Reservation: No Season: Year-round Bloody Rock Trail is a 3 mile easy trail with a starting elevation of 2,280 feet. The trailhead is located in the Eel River area adjacent to Road 20N01 within the State ...

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Comanche Trail

Visitors can travel a self guided, wheelchair-accessible nature trail along Comanche Creek where there are trees from around the world. There are two beautiful picnic sites available. Visitors that sign in at the main office receive a reference sheet on the nature trail trees and shrubs. The facility is ...

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Deafy Glade Trail

Elevation: 3,100 Feet Elevation Gain: 2,350 Feet Difficulty: Moderate Length, One-way: 3.2 Miles Reservation: No Season: Year-round Deafy Glade Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately difficult trail for hiking and horseback riding. This trail begins at the Dixie Glade Campground and drops into the South Fork of Stony creek ...

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East Peak Loop Trail

Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 5,200 Feet Elevation Gain: 1,846 Feet Length, Round Trip: 7.5 Miles Reservation: No Season: Year-round East Peak Loop is a 7.5 mile easy loop that begins at an elevation of 5,200 feet. Beginning at the Summit Springs Trailhead, this loop is the most popular loop in ...

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Grindstone Camp Trail

Elevation: 3,800 Feet Length: 1 Mile Elevation Gain: 1,800 Feet Difficulty: Easy Ending Elevation: 2,000 Feet Reservation: No Season: Year-round Grindstone Camp Trail is a 1 mile easy trail at an elevation of 3,800 feet. The Trail is just on the other side of the creek from One Bee ...

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Hammerhorn Lake Trail

This trail leads along the edge of Hammerhorn Lake, a quarter mile to two fully accessible fishing docks. The remaining 3/4 mile loops on around this beautiful mountain lake. Hammerhorn Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is a popular camping and fishing area. * Distance: ...

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Hell Hole Canyon Trail

Elevation: 2,100 Feet Elevation Gain: 700 Feet Difficulty: Difficult Length: 5 Miles Reservation: No Season: Year-round Hell Hole Canyon trail is a difficult, steep and rugged trail. It is approximately five miles to Fly Creek where it meets Travelers Home National Recreational Trail. This trail is not recommended for ...

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Lantz Ridge Trail

Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 3,850 Feet Elevation Gain: 1,850 Feet Ending Elevation: 2,000 Feet Length: 4.2 Miles Reservation: No Season: Year-round Lantz Ridge Trail is a 3 mile moderately difficult trail at an elevation of 3,850 feet. From the southern trailhead the trail starts from an old logging deck with ...

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Milk Ranch Loop Trail

Length, Round Trip: 9.5 Miles Elevation Gain: 1,680 Feet Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 5,200 Feet Reservation: No Season: Year-round Milk Ranch Loop is a 9.5 mile easy trail with a beginning elevation of 5,200 feet. This loop can be started at Summit Springs Trailhead and is one of the most ...

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