Mushroom Exploration Tours & Nature Walks, Canoe Tours

Re-connecting with nature is essential to overall wellness. Our guides let you experience the raw beauty that still exists in Mendocino County.

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Mushroom Exploration Tours and Nature Walks (1-2 hrs)


Join a mushroom specialist for a relaxing hike into the Mendocino forests in search of wild mushrooms and other edible plants. Mendocino County features over 3000 species of mushrooms, many of which are right here in our coastal forests. Learn about the intricate and interdependent relationships between wild mushrooms and other plants as well as which mushrooms are edible and poisonous. Mushroom walks are seasonal, and the presence of mushrooms is highly dependent on weather.


Join one of our naturalists for an incredible walk on a breathtaking local trail!

$145 for 1 – 2 guests | $70/person for 3 – 10 people

Reservations required, 24 hours cancellation notice required to avoid charging

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Big River Canoe Tours (1-2 hrs)

Big River flows fifty five miles westward from the rugged Coast Range into Mendocino Bay. Due to its slight gradient, the lower eight miles are tidal, providing paddlers with good depth year round. Nestled within California’s newest state park, the Big River estuary–including its abundant wildlife and adjacent lands–is now permanently protected. Our unique trio of Big River tours will help you experience the wildlife and river in a way that is truly remarkable … and profoundly memorable. Use the button below to find out more about the variety of Stanford Inn tours offered at Catch-a-Canoe & Bicycles Too! 

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Guided Hike (1-2 hrs)

Join us on a private guided hike on one of Mendocino Coast’s gorgeous trails!

Inn Guests: $135 for 1 – 2 people | $60/person for 3 – 10 people
Non-Inn guests: $145 for 1 – 2 guests | $70/person for 3 – 10 people

(Reservations required, 24 hours cancellation notice required to avoid charging)

Adrienne Long - Mushroom & Nature Exploration Guide

Adrienne Long – Mushroom Exploration & Nature Walks

Adrienne offers nature & mushroom walks (mushrooms are seasonal! Please check with our concierge desk for availability: 707-937-5615).

Note: these are exploration tours only. No picking allowed without a permit.

Pam Huntley

Pam Huntley – Nature Walks and Bird Watching

Naturalist Pam Huntley came to the coast over 35 years ago to study what birds nest in our unique Pygmy forest. She loves sharing the natural beauty of the coast. Pam works with children and adults, leading programs for local Audubon Society and summer Nature Day Camp for kids. Tour options include learning about the coast’s one-of-a-kind Pygmy Forest, human and natural history along the Big River or walks along the bluffs looking for whales and learning about rich ocean life!



Rick Hemmings

Rick Hemmings – Canoe Tour Guide

Rick Hemmings, Manager of Catch-a-Canoe & Bicycles Too! at the Stanford Inn leads canoe tours on the beautiful Big River.

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“Big River looks tantalizingly moody and gorgeous, its slinky coils meandering over grassy flats and vanishing into a deep gorge defined by the dark towering presence of coastal redwoods.”
– Outside Magazine