Mendocino County is located on the northern coast of California, north of the greater San Francisco Bay Area and west of the Central Valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 87,841, up from 86,265 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Ukiah.
Mendocino County is noted for its distinctive Pacific Ocean coastline, Redwood forests, wine production, and microbrews.
The notable historic and recreational attraction of the "Skunk Train" connects Fort Bragg with Willits in Mendocino County via a steam-locomotive engine, along with other vehicles.