Biking the Northern California Coast

Northern California coastWhen you come to the Northern California coast, no matter what you end up doing, you are in for a real treat. While being located in the north, our weather is outstanding just about every time of year. This means that our locals and visitors love spending most of their free time outside. Along with that, we have all found endless ways to occupy our time with fantastic activities like hiking, kayaking, and one of our favorites, biking. There are so many great places to go biking in and around the Northern California coast. We at Sea Rock Inn love recommending fun things for our guests to do while they are here and biking the Northern California coast is up at the top of our list. Not sure where to get started? Let us help!

The first thing to plan when deciding to bike the Northern California coast is to get a bike, unless you brought your own. If you haven’t there is a perfect shop in town that can help, Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, Too! located at the Stanford Inn. Their ideal location ensures that you will get the most bike for your buck. From there you can go on to many places all along the Northern California coast. Before you head out on your journey, be sure to pick up a map to help you figure out where you want to go. One thing to note about biking the Northern California coast is that most of it is gravel or dirt so it is best to get a mountain bike instead of a road bike.

Let’s move on to some of the great places along the Northern California coast that are great to explore. The first place is the Jackson State Demonstration Forest. This wonderful area is located in Fort Bragg and is the perfect place to see Northern California coast redwoods. There are 3 demonstration trails that visitors and locals love coming to to hike, bike, horseback ride and just walk and look at trees. There are so many different types of trees that can be found here, as well as beautiful flowers, that it is a delight to bike through. Another wonderful place to go biking around the Northern California coast is Mendocino Woodlands trails. There are 9 trails that can be found here all with different things to see and explore. Before heading out, be sure to check the trail map and know what kind of trail it is. Also while you are there be sure to check out their activities and see other ways to enjoy the park. The last place to check out is Mendocino Headlands State Park. You can find just about anything in this great place. They have not only great trails to bike or walk along but they have cliffs over looking the Northern California coast as well as beaches and the interesting Historic Ford House. The house is a wonderful place to go back in time and see how Mendocino’s history has changed over the years. When you decide to visit the Mendocino Headlands State Park be sure to allow for enough time to discover all of it.

As you can see, coming to the Northern California coast can be a lot of fun. However, the most fun you can have in Mendocino is to stay with us at Sea Rock Inn. Our views overlook the Northern California coast and can all be seen inside your room or from our beautifully landscaped grounds. Be sure you start your day right with our delicious breakfast that will give you plenty of energy to bike all day. End your day with a gentle massage or trip in our sauna that will relax all of your muscles and help lull you into an amazing sleep. Ready to come bike our Northern California coast? Contact us today and let us help you plan an amazing ride!

Photo by: Brennan Browne