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California Coastal Trail

MacKerricher State Park: Home of Glass Beach and Diverse Habitats

"This is the most used trail in Mendocino County," says California State Parks' Loren M. Rex. The Fort Bragg Coastal Trail sees as many as 12,000 people per day on holiday weekends— more people than in the town of Fort Bragg. This trail through MacKerricher State Park has something for everyone, from white sand to black sand beaches, to fishing and diving opportunities off Laguna Point, and a repurposed logging trestle on the old Haul Road that is today a recreational bridge. Most famous among the attractions is the site of the former town dump, called Glass Beach, where over the years the pounding surf and sand have worn down the glass waste into small polished pieces of gorgeous, multicolored glass.

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Point Buchon Trail: The Gateway to a Secluded Coastline

This section of the California Coastal Trail has only been open to the public since 2007.
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