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Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Small, beautiful redwood forest in Mendocino County

Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Photo by David Baselt,
Photo by David Baselt,

Park Information

HIGHLIGHTS: Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve protects a small, beautiful stretch of redwood forest in Mendocino County. This 242-acre property was donated to Save the Redwoods League in 1954 by John Ward Mailliard, Jr., a conservationist and longtime member of the League. The League is working to protect the majestic surrounding Mailliard Ranch from development and subdivision. Protection of the ranch will secure the stability of the regional forest ecosystem.

ACTIVITIES: In an area that was logged extensively following the gold rush, drive through Mailliard Redwoods for a glimpse of the past. The rare ancient trees reveal what these hills looked like 200 years ago. Enjoy the forest while you eat a picnic lunch at a roadside table, then explore the Anderson Valley.

AMENITIES: There is no visitor center, campgrounds or trails in this reserve.

MORE INFORMATION: Visit Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve (external link) to learn more about this park.

Trip Ideas from Our Staff and Friends

EAT: Anthony Castanos, Land Project & Stewardship Associate, likes Mosswood Market (external link) in Boonville for breakfast. Lauren’s (external link) in Boonville features a local and seasonal menu. Jessica Neff, Stewardship Manager, recommends Libby’s (external link) in Philo for Mexican food.

STAY: Anthony recommends camping at Hendy Woods State Park or staying at The Madrones (external link) in Philo.

WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Hendy Woods State Park is nearby, offering camping and hiking. Anthony suggests the Anderson Valley Brewing Company (external link) in Boonville, open daily from 11 a.m.; the brewery also has a good restaurant and an 18-hole Frisbee golf course. Don’t miss all the great wineries on Highway 128 in Anderson Valley: Scharffenberger Cellars (external link), Husch Vineyards (external link), and Goldeneye Wines (external link) are favorites.

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