Starting at the Pudding Creek Trestle, the Ten Mile Coastal Trail, part of the vast California Coastal Trail system, is located on Northern California’s Mendocino Coast in MacKerricher State Park. The Beachcomber Motel front desk staff provides visiting walkers with the Ten Mile Coastal Trail log book to sign their names and join the ranks of the hundreds of people who have walked this trail. The trail runs along the bed of an old logging haul road and railroad, north from the Fort Bragg city limits for seven miles to the Ten Mile River. A multi-use trail for hikers, bicyclists and horse back riders, the asphalt paved trail traverses coastal bluffs to Ward Avenue, connecting to Hwy 1. An additional three miles north of Ward Avenue leads to the Ten Mile River through a sand dune complex. The trail provides one of the longest unbroken whale-watching locations on the West Coast, along with such diverse activities as nature study, fresh and salt water fishing, tide-pooling, seal-watching and surfing.
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