The Mendocino National Forest straddles the eastern spur of the Coastal Mountain Range in northwestern California, just a three hour drive north of San Francisco and Sacramento. Some 65 miles long and 35 miles across, the Forest's 913,306 federally-owned acres of mountains and canyons offer a variety of recreational opportunities - camping, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, hunting, nature study, photography, and off-highway vehicle travel.
The Mendocino is divided into three ranger districts: Covelo, Grindstone, Upper Lake, and also manages two units that are located outside the Forest boundaries: the Chico Seed Orchard and the Red Bluff Recreation Area. The Mendocino partly or wholly manages four wilderness areas: the 37,679-acre Snow Mountain Wilderness, the 147,070-acre Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness, the 53,887 acre Yuki Wilderness, and the 10, 571 acre Sanhedrin Wilderness.
Grindstone Ranger District OHV Trail Status: OPEN
GS Volunteer Days: Contact Weston Marzal at 530-963-1328 for more information.
Upper Lake Ranger District OHV Trail Status: OPEN
UL Volunteer Days: Contact Johnny McMillan at 707-275-1425 for more information.
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