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Old Haul Road (Ten Mile Trail)

Old Haul Road (Ten Mile Trail)
Fort Bragg / Noyo Harbor

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Located on Northern California’s Mendocino Coast in MacKerricher State Park, and part of the vast California Coast Trail system, the Ten Mile Coastal Trail starts at the Pudding Creek Trestle. 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 7 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 3 miles north of Ward Avenue leads to the Ten Mile River through a sand dune complex. To the south the trail connects to the new Noyo Headlands trail, which runs without interruption all the way through Fort Bragg and south across the Noyo River Bridge to Pomo Bluffs Park. The combined trails will provide 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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