Point Cabrillo Light Station

Point Cabrillo Light Station, California

Elevation Gain130ft
Trailhead Elevation47ft
Elevation Min/Max47/169ft
Elevation Start/End47/47ft

Point Cabrillo Light Station

Point Cabrillo Light Station is a hiking trail in Mendocino County, California. It is within Point Cabrillo Light Station. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 47 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 130 feet. The Point Cabrillo Light Station Parking is near the trailhead. Along the trail there is a coastline. This trail connects with the following: Light Station Coastal Trail.

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Top Trails Northern California’s Redwood Coast (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"The Point Cabrillo Light Station was originally constructed after the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, which created a huge demand for lumber to rebuild the city. The lighthouse guided ships along the rugged North Coast to and from tiny doghole ports, where the lumber was loaded onto schooners. A century later, the property had been transferred to California State Parks, and 11 of the original 15 buildings were eventually restored. Today, visitors may tour the lighthouse and some of the other buildings, as well as the picturesque grounds, all of which are part of the state historic park." Read more
Coastal Trails of Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Linda and David Mullally
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"It’s a treat to find a short accessible hike that is so astoundingly picturesque. Point Cabrillo treats visitors to the romanticism of a restored light station surrounded by soul-stirring coastal views punctuated by craggy bluffs and aquamarine inlets." Read more

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Point Cabrillo Light Station
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Point Cabrillo Light Station
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, 13800 Point Cabrillo Dr., Mendocino 95460; (707) 9375804. Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association, (707) 937-6122, pointcabrillo.org
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Dec 2018