Adjacent to The Beachcomber Motel is beautiful MacKerricher State Park and the 10 Mile Coastal Trail, Which is a 7 mile long, paved Coastal trail great for walking and biking. Along the path you will find many interesting viewing points, wildlife, blow holes, tide pools, historic pudding creek trestle, board walks and great beaches.
MacKerricher State Park offers a variety of habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland. Tidepools are along the shore. Seals may be seen on the rocks off the parkï¿½s coastline. More than 90 species of birds visit or live near Cleone Lake, a formal tidal lagoon. During winter and spring, the nearby headland provides a good lookout for whale watching. The park is popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. Fishing is also popular at Cleone lake. The park has a wheelchair accessible nature trail.
The park is three miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, near the town of Cleone. The park encompasses much of the land west of Cleone and a strip of beach between Fort Bragg and Ten Mile River.
Route Length: Around 7 miles
Easy with Some Moderately Strenous Sections
ADA Accessibility Notes
First two miles of paved path and board walks around the lake and out to the sea lion viewing point are wheelchair accessible .
Great for wildlife and bird watching. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pet are allowed with a leash
For More Information, Contact:
California State Parks
24100 MacKerricher Road, Ft. Bragg, CA 95437
707-937-5804 · fax 707-937-2953