Mendocino County

Second-growth redwood stands on Andersonia West property.

Andersonia West

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A Key Habitat Corridor Along Mendocino’s Lost Coast, Protected Safeguarding hundreds of acres of old-growth coast redwoods and habitat for imperiled species.

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Landscape-style shot of the trunks of healthy, second-growth redwood trees.

Reimagining the Future of a Historic Family Forest

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For Andersonia West in northern Mendocino County, the human story, of course, starts with the Sinkyone people. They have lived in this area for countless generations, and their descendants continue to protect, care for, and maintain their cultural connections with surrounding traditional lands and waters. The League humbly acknowledges our very short history in this place. Yet, we are so thrilled that we have been able to protect this coast redwood forest and its biodiversity forever. The idea to permanently protect the western tract of Andersonia started in 1980.

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Mendocino Woodlands State Park

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Mendocino Woodlands State Park Brochure Park Information HIGHLIGHTS: Located 150 miles north of San Francisco and nestled amid 720 acres of second- and third-growth redwoods, charming cabins with all the creature comforts (kitchens, dining halls, showers and bathrooms) create an Continued

Photo by Paolo Vescia

New Lost Coast Trail Extension Now Open

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The Lost Coast lends itself to adventure like nowhere else in California. As you explore this stunningly beautiful, remote expanse of coastal bluffs and forests, a true sense of discovery takes hold – it feels wonderfully wild and unchanged. With 100 miles of almost completely roadless beauty, this is the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline left in California. Small wonder that the spectacular trail that winds along the Lost Coast is a top-tier, bucket-list adventure for all who love to get into the wild. And now that trail is even better!

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The Enchanted Forest is part of the Shady Dell property. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Shady Dell

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For more than 100 years, this forest was a private, hidden treasure. Your generous gifts enabled Save the Redwoods League to buy the 957-acre Shady Dell and plan its restoration. Now we’re working to open its wonders to you.

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Faulkner County Park azalea

Faulkner County Park

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Large native azaleas in a canopy of second-growth redwoods near Boonville. Azalea Discovery Trail meanders through heart of the park.

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Indian Tree, by Ben Amstutz, Flickr CC

Indian Creek County Park

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In Mendocino County, a quiet getaway in an old-growth grove near junction of Indian Creek and the Navarro River.

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Jackson Demonstration State Forest, by USFS Pacific Southwest, Flickr CC

Jackson Demonstration State Forest

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Near Fort Bragg, a working forest managed by CAL FIRE that offers camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming and picnicking.

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Noyo River Redwoods, by Julie Martin

Noyo River Redwoods

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Ancient redwood forest preserve, not open to public because of remote, rugged location. Can be viewed from historic Skunk Train.

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Russian Gulch State Park, by Steven Bratman Flickr CC

Russian Gulch State Park

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Along the Mendocino Coast, a collapsed sea cave called Devil’s Punch Bowl. Includes a 36-foot waterfall, fern canyon trail and a beach with abalone diving and rock fishing.

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Shady Dell, Save the Redwoods League

Shady Dell (Lost Coast Trail)

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Remote forest at southern border of Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. Ancient candelabra-shaped redwoods. Access limited to trail.

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Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve

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Beautiful grove along South Fork of the Eel River. Classic “cathedral” experience associated with stands of old-growth redwoods. Picnic area, 60-foot-waterfall, swimming and fishing opportunities in the Eel are complementary attractions.

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Skunk Train Stories

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There is only one place you can enjoy the last remaining “motorcar” train choo-chooing through a forest of giant, ancient redwoods: the Skunk Train in Mendocino County! Built as a logging railroad in 1885 for moving giant, felled redwoods to Continued

Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Hendy Woods State Park

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Enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of these easily accessible ancient redwood groves along the Navarro River in the heart of Anderson Valley wine region.

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Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Jug Handle State Natural Reserve

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Jug Handle State Natural Reserve on the Mendocino coast is home to a rare natural wonder known as The Ecological Staircase: natural terraces formed by glacier, sea and tectonic activity.

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Photo by mlhradio, Flickr Creative Commons

Van Damme State Park

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Van Damme State Park is 3 miles south of the town of Mendocino, where the Little River crosses Highway 1. Some visitors come here for the river and the redwoods, some for the coast and the abalone, and some for the history.

The park is named after a Flemish-American, Charles Van Damme. After operating the Richmond-to-San Rafael ferry line in the Bay Area for a few years, he invested in property in the redwood groves where his father had been a logger. After Charles died, the parks system acquired the land in 1934.

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Photo by renedrivers, Flickr Creative Commons

Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

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7,500-acre Sinkyone Wilderness State Park features twisted and windswept redwoods ranging from 1 to 10 feet in diameter.

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