17 miles
3,491 ft
-3,491 ft
1,006 ft
High Point

Combining the main 3 trails around Lake Mendocino to make a ~18mi loop. Fun rolling singletrack, not much in the way of technical challenges, but still fun. Expect 2.5-3 hours depending on how ambitious you are.

Several of the area trails are frequented by equestrians, be courteous. The trails, especially on the West side of the lake, are popular with hikers. It's not so crowded to be frustrating, but always be on the look out.

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More Stats for Mendocino Lake Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    735 ft
  • Altitude start
    874 ft
  • Altitude end
    875 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Shakota Trail
Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:06am
Jul 15, 2018
Great shape
Eastside Trail
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:20am
Apr 14, 2018
Overall in good shape, but clearly hasn't seen much use over the winter. There's a few downed trees, easy to get over/around, and a couple of spots where the trail is beginning to cover over with grass. Poison Oak is in abundance right now. Actual trail is in great shape!
Manzanita Trail
Dec 9, 2017 @ 1:26pm
Dec 9, 2017
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