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Hearn Gulch Trail

Parking iconStairs iconNo Cell Reception iconBeach Access iconCliff Edge iconWildlife Viewing iconWetlands / Stream iconDogs on Leash iconModerate Trail icon

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.

The Hearn Gulch Trail, located in the southern Mendocino Coast’s "banana belt," offers lovely spring wildflowers and spectacular views to the north and south. A short hike offers access to a small pocket beach at Hearn Gulch, which is a fairly easy walk with a short but steep set of rough stairs leading down to the beach. This blufftop overlook was saved from development in 1999 by the Friends of Schooner Gulch, and is now stewarded for conservation and public access by the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC). More information on RCLC can be found at rclc.org.

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The Hearn Gulch Trail, located in the southern Mendocino Coast’s "banana belt," offers lovely spring wildflowers and spectacular views to the north and south. A short hike offers access to a small pocket beach at Hearn Gulch, which is a fairly easy walk with a short but steep set of rough stairs leading down to the beach. 

Trail Latitude (X): 38.8508

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.6474

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): 10.52

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 10

Trail Length: 0.5 miles