Small, beautiful redwood forest in Mendocino County
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.
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.
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.
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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Acres Protected by the League: 242
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