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Russian Gulch State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
+1 707-937-5804
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Good hike

Nice hike in an interesting setting, that is for campers and simply those wanting to see the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2015
Joel A
Santa Barbara, California
Take a hike,a very nice hike

This is an opportunity for some major exercise spiced with lush vegetation,majestic trees in the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Los Angles
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This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
+1 707-937-5804
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Nice hike in an interesting setting, that is for campers and simply those wanting to see the Mendocino coast

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is an opportunity for some major exercise spiced with lush vegetation,majestic trees in the surrounding hills,a flowing creek hugging the walking path, and the reward for your patience and effort--the waterfall at the end of the trek.Bring a plastic bottle and fill it with...More

4  Thank rarmins
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Had to pay for parking here. Ranger told us it was a 5 mile hike to the waterfall, but it ended up being closer to 7 miles (used a tracker). The hike was easy and beautiful, with some uphill sections. The waterfall was small but...More

1  Thank Keelia M
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Nice easy walk to a very small waterfall. Easy walking trail that can take you directly up to the falls or branch off for a bit of a mountain hike up and over a bluff to the falls.

1  Thank Lynx9
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This might sound a little off but we were less than impressed. We arrived at high tide and expected something more dramatic. We were more impressed with the general coastline in the area. Good for a geography lesson tho!

1  Thank blakeholiday
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

A very special state park on the coast. Nice easy trails through Fern Canyon and great views on the bluffs. There is a small beach under the highway as well as group and individual campsites and a picturesque picnic area.

2  Thank Burnie48
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This place is gorgeous. We just spent one night, but I wish we had more time. We had space #15 and it was awesome. Tucked away from the road so there was a lot of privacy. The creek runs right next to the site. There...More

1  Thank FamousAmos38
Reviewed 15 August 2015

DW and I did the North Trail, Falls Loop, Fern Canyon Trails. Beautiful and tranquil. Saw no one except for last 3.5 miles.

1  Thank Ken1667
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We took the hike to the Devils Punch Bowl out on the headlands up on the cliff and the views were amazing! Next time we hope to hike to the falls.

1  Thank Karene L
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Moderate hike to a small waterfall - even though it was peak summer season the trail was not crowded. Most of it was through the trees and well shaded.

1  Thank Steve D
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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
19 August 2016|
Response from Kathleen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some. There was a limited, paved portion of the trail. There is a road that goes through the park where you could definitely use a stroller. Some people carried little children in hiking packs.
6 October 2015|
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Response from Lynx9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sage..., yes there is a small waterfall up Russian Gulch, at least in the dry summer months, that trickles down a 30' rock face into a "hard to get to pool" at the base. As per Keelia, if you stay to your left you will... More