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Russian Gulch State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
+1 707-937-5804
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Fun hike to the waterfall and back

This hike will take 3-4 hours depending on how much time you stop to take pictures. Some areas are... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Kristen L
Oakland, California

Came from out of state to see the red woods and saw more than that. Beautiful hike, great elevation... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
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  • Average5%
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Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This hike will take 3-4 hours depending on how much time you stop to take pictures. Some areas are a little muddy as well. The trail is overall well maintained, though you may have to climb over some trunks. When we went in August, the...More

1  Thank Kristen L
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Came from out of state to see the red woods and saw more than that. Beautiful hike, great elevation change on the fern loop to make this a bit more challenging. No bugs!!

Thank Mari4031
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The waterfall was low this time of year. We did the long loop (North trail). Shorter loop inside campground much quicker and all forest.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We walked the trail near the edge of the cliffs overlooking the water and found the blow hole which performed beautifully for us! Gorgeous, sunny day but chilly near the water. Enjoyed a picnic at one of the tables near the parking lot and watched...More

Thank Janneore
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Park rangers were helpful with information BUT it would have been good to post warning signs telling hikers of washed out trail sections and dangerous, challenging, parts of the hike--particularly the .7 mile trail that seemed much, much longer. Nice having a bench to sit...More

1  Thank Irene S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nice park and decent hike. Just realize that you have to walk a 1.6 mile trail to get to the start of the 3 mile loop

Thank SanAntonioTXtravel
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This hike through a massive redwood forest is simply breathtakingly beautiful. It is only a few miles but does go down and down.ending at a lovely waterfall. Perfect for a picnic lunch. Remember, you must then walk up and up but the incline is not...More

1  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We just drove through this time but we had camped here 10 years ago. It was as beautiful as we remembered and a nice setting, close to town.

Thank 1954Pam
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Hiking up to the falls was one of the best hikes I have been on. There is plenty of shade from all of the beautiful trees. The redwoods were breathtaking and there's a stream running along the whole trail. We were able to stand underneath...More

1  Thank annemarielethco
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very little elevation change in this beautiful hike to the waterfall. There were 2 moderately challenging parts where fallen trees had blocked the trail.

1  Thank Mary G
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Jim K
18 December 2017|
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Response from cadagility | Reviewed this property |
It isn't really closed on the weekends. You just have to contact a ranger to get access.
Linda N
21 September 2016|
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Response from Brittney F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Part of the park is a campground! Hook ups for RVs an rent spots