Mendocino Land Trust

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Mendocino Land Trust
P.O. Box 1094
Mendocino, California 95460
(707) 962-0470 phone

Office Location
330 North Franklin Street, Ste 7
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

The Mendocino Land Trust is a member of the Land Trust Alliance since 1985 and the California Council of Land Trusts since 2007

Big River Interpretive Walks

Join the Big River Docents for free Interpretive Walks at Big River!

Walk participants will learn about the cultural history of Mendocino, the Big River Estuary, the birds and animals of Big River and redwood ecology while walking down the Main Haul Road, enjoying beautiful views of the river. 

These walks are free of charge and open to everyone!




Big River Interpretive Walks are a wonderful way to discover more about Big River and the Mendocino area.  Whether you are a Mendocino Coast resident or a visitor to the area, the Big River Docents will share fascinating stories and facts with you.


 2014 Interpretive Walk Schedule: TBA


Walks meet at the Big River Kiosk at the east end of the Big River Beach parking lot at 10:00 a.m.  Interpretive walks last approximately one hour, are moderately paced and may cover up to four miles.  Water, comfortable walking shoes and binoculars are recommended.  Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  If it is raining the morning of a scheduled walk, that walk will be cancelled.



Heading south on Highway One from Mendocino, turn left before crossing the Big River Bridge onto North Big River Road. Proceed down to the Big River Beach parking lot.  Continue to the left until you see the Big River Kiosk and the rest rooms.  Walks will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the Big River Kiosk.


Past Walk Seasons

Over 650 people attended Big River Walks since 2008, including local residents and visitors from as far as Europe and Japan. 

If you have not yet joined us for a Big River Interpretive Walk, we invite you to do so this year.  The Land Trust thanks our Big River Docents for their commitment to this program.



If you have additional questions about the Big River Interpretive Walks, please call Doug Kern or Nicolet Houtz at (707) 962-0470

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