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Mendocino Land Trust

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Mendocino Bay Viewpoint

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No cell phone receptionThis location has no cellular reception. Please plan accordingly. We recommend that you download the PDF trail data sheet below to your device prior to your trip to this location.

This short trail offers fantastic views of the town of Mendocino to the north. 

This is a great place for picnics, “plein-air” painting, sunset viewing, and getting married. There’s a bench at the northern part of the public area, dedicated to Grail Dawson and Betty Barber, longtime supporters of the Mendocino Land Trust, the organization that manages the site. This is the first public access area in California that was opened by a nonprofit in a public access easement on private property- pretty cool!

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Mendocino Bay Viewpoint trail map

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To get here, head south of Mendocino Village on Highway One, go over the Big River bridge, and take your first right onto Brewery Gulch Road. From the south, go west off Highway One opposite the Comptche-Ukiah Road turnoff. Park on the pullout on this road’s eastern shoulder, and look for a brown and white management sign on a wooden fence across the street to the west.

Trail Latitude (X): 39.2993

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.7947

Mapping: View vicinity on Google Maps (see Trail Map above or Trail Data Sheet PDF under the Information tab for a more precise map)

Highway One Mile Marker (north end): 50.17

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 49.84

Trail Length: 0.25 miles