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Mendocino Land Trust

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Old Smith Ranch Trail

Parking iconPicnic Tables iconInterpretive Panels iconWildlife Viewing iconWetlands / Stream iconBeach Access iconSea Mammals iconNo Dogs iconEasy Trail icon

The Old Smith Ranch Trail opened in the summer of 2020. The Mendocino Land Trust, Conservation Fund, State Coastal Conservancy, Nature Conservancy, and Smith/Perry family worked together to conserve this beautiful 49-acre property south of the Ten Mile River. This project is part of a larger, multi-year effort to permanently protect the 1,340-acre Smith Ranch, located east of Highway One and the Ten Mile Dunes.  


The 2.1 mile trail - just east of Highway 1 - features a picnic and parking area as well as three benches with spectacular views. The trail connects to the Ten Mile Dunes Natural Preserve. 


Trailhead on google maps.


TRAIL KEEPER SPONSORS: We are currently seeking businesses, individuals and families interested in showcasing their support for MLT preserves and trails with a large sign at the parking area of this location. Details here.
Old Smith Ranch Trail trail map

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Trail Latitude (X): 39.540889

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.755889

Mapping: See Trail Map above.

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