Hiking & Biking

Know as a “day hiker’s paradise,” Van Damme State Park surrounds Glendeven Inn & Lodge on three sides. Walk through the Pygmy forest or the wooded and wonderful Fern Canyon. A stop by the Visitor Center will acquaint you with all the possibilities.

In addition, across the street from the inn are a few easy trails to take you out to the seaside bluffs and along to Spring Ranch to the north, or down to a lovely little beach and cove just to the south.

Bicycling on the Mendocino Coast is a trail rider and road cyclist’s dream. There are many varied and beautiful mountain bike trails in the area. The best resource for finding the trails is Mountain Biking the Mendocino Coast and Beyond — which we sell right here in our bookshop.

Bicycle rentals can be found a quick drive north up the coast to Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too. Pedal around the town of Mendocino, or explore the Big River Trail that follows Big River into the forested wilds to the east.