Mendocino Outdoors: 4th Edition of Premier Coastal Guidebook

Title from Mendocino Outdoors, 4th Edition

The newly-released Fourth Edition of Mendocino Outdoors sets a new standard for Mendocino Coast guidebooks. Completely rewritten and expanded from the previous edition, Mendocino Outdoors is your guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast. Cover for Mendocino OutdoorsCover of Mendocino OutdoorsIt covers all of the parks and preserves in the area, from the Lost Coast to Gualala, plus some inland jaunts to the wine country and some of the tallest trees in the world. The guide is filled with full-color maps of all the areas described in the book, as well as photographs to show you why you want to visit the various locations. Click on any example image below to see samples of the book. The book is laid out in pairs of pages, where the left page describes the park or location, and the right page shows a map of the location.

MacKerricher State ParkMacKerricher State ParkRounding out the book is a generous helping of practical info for visitors, such as locations of banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, mechanics, towing services, and more. It also describes the many activities, services, and lodging establishments that welcome pets.

NOTE: The book is currently out of print. If you are visiting the Mendocino Coast, you can buy a copy in Gallery Books in Mendocino or the North Coast Brewery in Fort Bragg. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Because the Mendocino Coast spans over a hundred miles, I’ve divided it into 3 sections, and the 3 chapters correspond to those regions. Here’s what the book covers:

Chapter One • North Coast : Lost Coast to Fort Bragg

Chamberlain Creek WaterfallChamberlain Creek WaterfallLost Coast • Sinkyone Wilderness State Park • Usal Beach • Smithe Redwoods State Reserve • Standish-Hickey SRA • Admiral William Standley SRA • Westport-Union Landing SB • Bruhel Point • MacKerricher SP • Glass Beach • Fort Bragg • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens • Jug Handle State Reserve • Chamberlain Creek Waterfall

Chapter Two • Central Coast : Caspar to Albion

Russian Gulch State ParkRussian Gulch State ParkCaspar Headlands SR & Beach • Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP • Russian Gulch SP • Mendocino Historic Preservation District • Mendocino Headlands to Chapman Point • Big River Estuary • Forest History Trail • Van Damme SP & Pygmy Forest Boardwalk • Montgomery Woods SR

Chapter Three • South Coast : Elk to Gualala & Anderson Valley

Stornetta Public LandsStornetta Public Lands has a great waterfall!Navarro Point Preserve • Navarro River Redwoods SP & Beach • Elk • Greenwood SB • Manchester SP • Point Arena Lighthouse • Stornetta Public Lands • Bowling Ball & Schooner Gulch SB • Anderson Valley & Hendy Woods SP

 

Overview

 

Lost Coast to Fort Bragg

Jackson State Forest • Inland

 

Caspar • Point Cabrillo • Mendocino

Little River • Albion • Navarro

 

Elk • Point Arena • Gualala