Valley View Trail @ City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
Elevation Gain: 2,150 Feet [masked] Meters)*
Time: 5 Hours
Length: 10.56Miles (17 Kilometers)
Mill Creek Rd 4.9 mi-2 hours 6 minutes (One Way).
From The Temple to the Trail Head: Click HERE
View of Eight Mile Valley Valley View Trail is located on the western edge of the North Cow Mountain Recreation Area in eastern Mendocino County. The 10 mile long trail is open for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. It extends from Mill Creek County Park (administered by Mendocino County) to the Willow Creek Trailhead on North Cow Mountain. The trail climbs through chaparral slopes, then oak woodland habitat before opening into grassy meadows at higher elevation with great views of the Ukiah Valley. Finally, it drops down to join the Mayacmas Trail and Willow Creek a quarter mile below the Willow Creek Trailhead.
The trail is accessible all year; best time to visit is fall, winter and spring. Summers are
hot and dry.
Valley View Trail gains approximately 1,250 feet in elevation altitude and is steep in places. Mountain bikers frequently ride up the Mendo Rock Road to the Willow Creek Trailhead and then ride down the Valley View Trail. Avi d hikers may opt to continue along the Mayacmas Trail (junction quarter mile below Willow Creek Trailhead) for a longer hike in the woods. The Mayacmas Trail is unsuitable for equestrian and mountain bike use. Willow Creek Trailhead is a small dirt parking area at the end of a steep winding dirt road. Best access is at Mill Creek County Park.
Directions from Ukiah, CA: Exit US 101 at Talmage Road. Go east (toward Talmage) 1.5 miles to East Side Road. Turn right and proceed 0.3 miles to Mill Creek Road. Turn left on Mill Creek Road to Mill Creek County Park. Go to third pond (just before group picnic site) and look for sign on left side of road. Park across the road.
Directions from Ukiah, CA: To access the trail from the Willow Creek Trailhead, take Mill Creek Road for 3 miles to North Cow Mountain turnoff (look for sign). Take Mendo Rock Road 2.5 miles to "T". Turn left to Willow Creek parking area.
A Little History:
The history of the 400+ acre campus and found that it was once a State Hospital, opened as the Mendocino Asylum for the Insane in the 1890s. Many buildings were being added to the site through the 1930s. The hospital was closed in the 1970s during a drought which made its further operation impossible. Venerable Master Hua purchased the property in the late 70s and used his “wisdom eye” to find a well that now feeds the whole complex.
Introduction: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas at Wonderful Enlightenment Mountain is an international Buddhist community established in 1976.
The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is situated in Talmage, Mendocino County, about 110 miles north of San Francisco. It occupies an area of 488 acres, of which about 80 acres are presently been used. The rest of the land includes meadows, orchards, and forests. Large institutional buildings and smaller residential houses are scattered over the west side of the property. The main Buddha hall and monastic facilities, the educational institutes, the administrative offices, the main kitchen and dining hall, the vegetarian canteen, and supporting structures are all located in this complex. The environment is quiet and peaceful. The air is fresh and pure. It is the first large Buddhist Way-place in the States. It is also an international Way-place of Proper Dharma. It is said, "Welling up from the ground, the land of jeweled kingdom appeared." In the City, the light house of world Buddhism, there is no discrimination regarding religion, race, nationality, or age. We welcome people who devote themselves to the search for happiness and peace for the human race, and to the investigation of the universal truth of life. Let us work together to save the world!
Junkang Vegetarian Restaurant
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
2001 Talmage Road
Ukiah, CA, 95481
*(1 foot equals .3048 meter)
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