Coastal Trail Guide

Mendocino Land Trust

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Pelican Bluffs Preserve and Coastal Trail

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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 stunning preserve, south of Point Arena, is now open to the public. Mendocino Land Trust (MLT) completed construction of a parking lot and 2.2-miles of trail in 2017. This 73-acre preserve is home to the endangered Point Arena Mountain Beaver and several rare plants, as well as a creek (which is recovering from cattle grazing) and Bishop pine forest. There are spectacular ocean views from very high white cliffs on the property- these cliffs are very steep, making it essential to stay on the trail. Now that the trail is open to the public, MLT will host monthly volunteer stewardship workdays to maintain the trail, pick up trash, and remove invasive plant species. If you would like to help out, please contact MLT, or check out this beautiful video of the property before your visit:

Download Trail Data Sheet [PDF]

Pelican Bluffs Trail trail map

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Trail Latitude (X): 38.895

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.684

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): 14.3

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 13.5

Trail Length: 2.2 miles