[Photograph]: Two women hiking with backpacks.

Travel along one of the Mendocino National Forest's crest trails and you'll be treated to dramatic vistas over forest mountains and rugged river canyons. In the spring and early summer, blue lupine, bright orange poppies, red bud, bush lilac and brilliant array of other wildflowers enliven meadows and grasslands. Venture into the forest's more remote areas and find yourself surrounded by the quiet of the woodlands, mountain air redolent with the bouquet of fir and pine, and clean pure water.

Backpacking Areas

  • General Campgrounds & Trailheads
  • Grindstone Trailhead
  • Hell Hole Trailhead
  • Lantz Ridge Trailhead
  • Long Point Trailhead
  • Lower Nye Campground
  • Thomes Gorge Trailhead
  • Travelers Home Trailhead
  • Sanhedrin Wilderness
  • Snow Mountain Wilderness
  • Bathhouse Trailhead
  • Bear Wallow Trailhead
  • Cold Creek Trailhead
  • Deafy Glade Trailhead
  • Summit Springs Trailhead
  • West Crockett Trailhead
  • Windy Point Trailhead
  • Stonyford Recreation Area
  • Dixie Glade Campground
  • Bear Creek Campground
  • Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness
  • Asa Bean Trailhead
  • Blands Cove Trailhead
  • Elk Lake Trailhead
  • Foster Glade Trailhead
  • Georges Valley Trailhead
  • Green Springs Campground
  • Ides Cove Backpacker Trailhead
  • Ides Cove Horsepacker Trailhead
  • Rock Cabin Trailhead
  • Sticklake Trailhead
  • Yuki Wilderness

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities