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Jughandle State Reserve

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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
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This reserve is famous for its Staircase Trail

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A short car stop and a hike

Wonderfull, can't miss view. But the loop is only 0.8 km so if you're really planning to hike you should go a bit further to the other parks after a quick stop here at jughandle.

Reviewed 25 January 2016
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Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Wonderfull, can't miss view. But the loop is only 0.8 km so if you're really planning to hike you should go a bit further to the other parks after a quick stop here at jughandle.

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Eureka, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The headlands were a gorgeous spot for our elopement. Despite an overcast day the loveliness of nature shone bright. The Pacific envelops you when visiting Jug Handle. I highly recommend this spot for breathtaking strolls. It's also a great whale watching location.

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Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We didn't spend too much time here but we got some great shots from the beach! The headlands are nice.... We ventured toward the Pygmy Forest but turned backafter going down the stairs-- time i guess, i hear it's amazing though. We were not disappointed and of course the price for natural beauty- free :)) great picnic spot, place to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

This is a lovely spot with picnic tables and walking trails along the bluffs with breathtaking ocean views. On weekdays, it is never crowded and very quiet. I highly recommend you take your camera!

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Windermere, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Only made a 30 minute visit, but think we could have stayed longer. we looked for the pigmy forest, but must have made a wrong turn and never found it.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The geology of the area is fascinating, and the brochure takes you on a walk through history which is extremely interesting. It wasn't busy, and gave us a good stroll as well as a lot of information

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

When we arrived at Jughandle the box for brochures was empty. We nevertheless hiked the five mile round trip. It was a pleasant walk and certainly good exercise, but we learned nothing. When we got back to the parking lot there were brochures in the box. We took one, and after reading it back at our B&B realized how much... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This secluded park,(not easy to spot when driving) was a great experience due to the attractive cliff walks and the fact that there were only two other people and a dog in the park. Limited car parking space helps preserve the relative privacy of this area

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SY Valley
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful headlands area, beach and cove. A great area to spend a few hours exploring, or hike down to the beach and have a secluded picnic. This is an easy hike on the headlands, but becomes a bit more difficult if you include the stairway down to the beach.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

There are two main areas of Jughandle reserve, the first is the beach and rocky cliffs area facing the coast. Beautiful views from the cliffs, we could have stayed there all afternoon just mesmerized. The beach is nestled in a cove, so protected from winds but it's a climb down to the beach and no restrooms at the beach area.... More 

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