California's Secret Stash

The Big River's been saved—and just in time. Here's how to enjoy the northern coast's newest playground and its spectacular environs.

Sneak preview: The heart of the Big River near Mendocino     Photo: Kurt Markus




THE BIG RIVER
Introducing 7,344 prime redwood-riddled acres to paddle, hike, and mountain bike.

THE BEST OF THE REST OF PARADISE NORTH
Sea kayaking off the town of Elk, hiking the Lost Coast Trail, mountain biking the Hotel Gulch Road, peak bagging in the King Range.

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