Mendocino National Forest is a region defined by mountainous terrain, beautifully unkempt wilderness and scenic views, which make is a popular destination for holiday goers all year round. Mild temperatures in winter mean it is the perfect place to come to enjoy winter hikes with sunny skies, and if you choose a winter vacation rental to stay in, you can expect a holiday filled with natural attractions to remember. Head to Lake Pillsbury to walk around the blue lake waters, and spot wild boar at Indian Valley Reservoir. Mount Linn is one to be seen as the sun sets over the rocky land, but you can also catch the best views at Thomes Gorge Trailhead. For mountain panoramas, hike up the side of Snow Mountain.