California Historic Landmarks

Squaw Rock

Site Information

A View of the Rock from the North
site photo
Landmark Number: 549
Location: On US Highway 101 approximately 6 miles south of Hopland (mile marker 5.1), Mendocino County
Marker Plaque: none


According to legend, a 19th century Sanel Indian maiden named Sotuka jumped from this rock while holding a great stone. She landed on her faithless lover, Chief Cachow and his new bride who were sleeping below killing all three.

Also called "Lover's Leap".



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