MacKerricher State Park

Beauty Amidst Erosion: MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher SP in Fort Bragg, California, once belonged to the Pomo and Yuki people, who thrived here for centuries. Later, in the mid-1800s, the MacKerricher family established a ranch with livestock here. In the early 20th century, the area became a logging center with a railway that transported lumber to Fort Bragg.

On the beach, we witnessed the unstoppable forces of the Pacific Ocean. High waves caused by strong winds crashed relentlessly against the rugged rock formations. The ocean’s power was unquestionable, as revealed by the reclaimed coastal railway. Only a few remnants, such as iron rails, proved that once a railway was laid here.

Despite this erosion, the park still offered a dramatic and beautiful landscape. Next to the powerful waves caused by the Pacific Ocean, vibrant red ice plants covered the cliffs as far as the eye could see. This touch of unexpected color created a truly unforgettable scene.


Sunday, November 12, 2023


4.02 miles

Moving Time

1:25:10 hours


73 °F, gentle breeze, sun