Hopland (formerly Sanel) is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. It is located on the west bank of the Russian River 13 miles (21 km) south-southeast of Ukiah, at an elevation of 502 feet (153 m). The population was 756 at the 2010 census. Hopland is a small town of less than 800 people located at the start of the Redwoods of Northern California. It is about two hours drive along U.S.