First Day Hike at Van Damme SP
Park: Van Damme SP
Meet Carolyne Cathey, Director of the Mendocino Area Parks Association, at the dirt parking lot at the west side of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Gordon Lane. The parking lot is about 2 miles north of Little River, California on Hwy 1. This 10:00 a.m. hike goes downhill through the Spring Ranch property to bluffs overlooking the ocean to look for migrating gray whales. Learn about the annual migration of gray whales between Alaska and Baja. After looking for whales, you will retrace your path uphill to the dirt parking lot. This hike is about 2 miles in length (1 mile each way). Bring binoculars, water and a snack. Wear layered clothing.
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