What Are the Top 3 Outdoor Activities in Mendocino?

Mendocino is a fabulous place to visit for outdoor lovers. Our lovely coastal town boasts some of the most scenic views of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California as well as some of the most gorgeous state parks in the nation. During your visit, take some time to explore the wonders of Mendocino surrounding us, and let the soothing spirit of nature wash away your worries. From fun rail biking outings to splendid hikes, and even exciting kayak adventures, you won’t have a minute to get bored! 

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3 Outdoor Activities in Mendocino You Cannot Miss 

Nature Trails 

One of the best ways to explore the beauty of Mendocino is on foot! At Sea Rock Inn, we’re lucky to be surrounded by gorgeous state parks and reserves that you can visit and hike at. Some of our favorite hiking trails are located at the Jackson State Forest near Fort Bragg, as well as the Jug Handle State Natural ReserveSo, pack up your favorite hiking shoes, a camera, and get ready to be dazzled! 

Rail biking 

This second activity might surprise you, but it’s one of the most fun experiences you can get in Mendocino! Redwood Railbikes is ideal for couples ofriends wanting to experience the stunning forests surrounding Mendocino but aren’t quite up for a hike. Bike along miles of old railroads on a pedal-powered two-seater and marvel at the views of the Pudding Creek Estuary! 


One of the most stunning features of Mendocino is the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean, so why not make the most of it? Hop on a kayak and paddle through some stunning sea cavesThere are several kayaking tours you can choose from for that. Kayak Mendocino and their Sea Cave Nature Tour take you around Van Damme Beach and its rocky shoreline. You might even spot some seals tanning in the sun! Tours start at $60.  

Return and Rest at Sea Rock Inn 

View of the Bed in Sea Rock RoomAfter having so much fun all day, you’ll need to find a cozy place to stay and rest! Luckily for you, we know just the perfect spot! Stay in one of the most charming and relaxing inns along the coast: Sea Rock Inn. Here, comfort meets elegance, as well as stunning Pacific Ocean views! It’s the perfect oasis for those seeking to relax. There might not be a lot of cell phone service, but we offer plenty of connection! Don’t wait another minute: Browse our selection of rooms today and pick your favorite! 

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