Big River Interpretive Walks introduce participants to many interesting facts about Big River and the Mendocino area. Led by volunteer docents along the Big River Main Haul Road, participants are treated to a walk along the river, beautiful views of the estuary and the redwoods, and the chance to learn about the cultural history of Mendocino, local plants and animals, the estuary, redwood ecology and local folklore.
The Big River estuary is one of the longest undeveloped estuaries in California and winds through redwood forests. Purchased in 2002 by the Mendocino Land Trust and conveyed to California State Parks, the Big River Unit of Mendocino Headlands State Park encompasses over 7,300 acres of the Big River estuary and surronding forestlands.
Length of Walking Tour: Walks cover two to four miles round trip and last approximately one to two hours.
Best Starting Point
Big River Interpretive Walks meet at the Big River Kiosk at the eastern end of the Big River Beach parking lot, just south of Mendocino. Walks are held at 10:00 a.m. on designated Saturdays during the spring, summer and fall. 2010 walks will resume in April 2010. For dates and more information, visit the Mendocino Land Trust website (see contact information).
ADA Accessibility Notes
This trail is not ADA accessible.
Pet Friendly Notes
Dog are allowed on the walks on-leash. Please only bring your dog if they are people and pet friendly.
For More Information, Contact:
PO Box 1094, Mendocino, CA 95460
707-962-0470 · fax 707-962-0444