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Mendocino Land Trust

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Hare Creek Beach Trail

Parking iconInterpretive Panels iconStairs iconBeach Access iconWildlife Viewing iconWetlands / Stream iconDogs on Leash iconSurfing iconEasy Trail icon

Hare Creek Beach is a very sweet pocket beach owned by Mendocino Land Trust, located at the south end of the City of Fort Bragg. This beach can be accessed from Bay View Drive, Mendocino College, or the intersection of Highways 1 and 20. The Mendocino Land Trust (MLT) manages this beach and the 0.6-mile trail to it from the north side of Hare Creek. There is a stairway from the south side that is buffeted by high winter tides and is currently in disrepair, though it was rebuilt in 2015.

This beach is a migratory bird rest stop, and an informative interpretive panel explains the importance of keeping your dog on leash at this and any beach that serves this purpose for tired birds.

MLT hosts monthly volunteer workdays to remove invasive plants, pick up trash, and steward this special place. For more information, please contact MLT.

Download Trail Data Sheet [PDF]

Hare Creek Trail trail map

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Trail Latitude (X): 39.419

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.811

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): 60

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 59.6

Trail Length: 0.6 miles