Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Big River Clifftops
Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino City California


Mendocino City perches on the flat promontory south of the mouth of the Big River. Only one side of Main Street was ever developed, the other side was occupied by the long-vanished lumber mill and shipping facilities. This beautful open space is protected within Mendocino Headlands State Park.



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The path down to the beach at the end of Main Street

(November 11, 2007)


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Winter surf at the mouth of the Big River

(November 11, 2007)


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A sunny winter day on the clifftop path at Mendocino

(November 11, 2007)


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Beautiful winter weather at the mouth of the Big River, Mendocino

(November 11, 2007)


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On the clifftops at the mouth of the Big River

(November 12, 2007)


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A gray and stormy day on the clifftop path in Mendocino

(November 12, 2007)


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Main Street, Mendocino, from the undeveloped clifftop area

(November 12, 2007)


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