Ten Mile Beach Trail

Fort Bragg, California 95437

Ten Mile Beach Trail

Ten Mile Beach Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trail is an old logging road, now closed to motorized vehicles due to several washed-out sections. The path leads past MacKerricher Dunes, one of the coast’s longest dune systems, and Inglenook Fen, a coastal wetland. The fen shelters rare plants, such as marsh pennywort and the rein orchid, and is home to several endemic insect species."

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"Duncan MacKerricher and his wife, Jessie, came to the north coast from Canada in 1864, subsequently purchasing 1,000 acres for a spread he named Rancho de la Laguna. His descendants sold the ranch to the State of California in 1949. Replacing a rail line, the Haul Road was built in 1949 to transport logs from the Ten Mile River Watershed to the Union Lumber Company mill in Fort Bragg. Modern recreationists used the old road until sections were destroyed by recurring Pacific storms."

"This trail is an old logging road, now closed to the motorized vehicles due to several washed-out sections. The path leads past MacKerricher Dunes, one of the coast’s longest dune systems and Inglenook Fen, a coastal wetland. The fen shelters rare plants, like marsh pennywort and rein orchid, and is home to several endemic insect species. Terrain: Using pavement, gravel, and sandy beach paths, tour beaches, dunes, and a salt marsh."

"Magical beaches fronting on the Pacific Ocean lend their enchantment to the Ten Mile Coastal Trail (a.k.a. the Logging or Haul Road), a spectacular rail-trail that runs the length of a relatively remote state park. Surface: Asphalt, except where the trail is washed out in the Ten Mile Dunes."

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Trail Information

Fort Bragg
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
10.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 - 5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Swimming, Skating
Additional Use
Russian River - Mendocino Sector, MacKerricher State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Inglenook, Fort Bragg
Local Maps

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Oct 2018