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“Great Way to Spend A Half Day!”

Russian Gulch State Park
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
Reviewed 8 May 2014

My brother and I spent most of Saturday here. We're in our 20s/30s, just looking to explore outside of San Fran for the weekend, so we went to Russian Gulch. We hiked 8-10 miles (4hours) on a bunch of connecting trails, forming one large loop. But you can also chose to hike less and not do as many trails. Here are some things you can expect on the trail: Fern Canyon Trail (forest), to Russian Gulch (waterfall), to East Trail (forest), to North Boundary Trail (open air, out of forest), thru park HQ, crossed the road to get to Headland Trails (coastal, ocean, view of bridge), to end of Headland then back to Rec Hall, where we parked our car. We tried to find the "Sink Hole" but couldn't seem to find it. Overall great trip! The park was only a short drive from the town of Mendocino (2miles)!

Thank Keeley Y
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

It's such a beautiful park! It has waterfalls, beautiful bridge framing the bay, easy access if you are a diver, fun camping, and some fantastic overlooks.

Thank grashan s
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a nice park with some really good views. Has some really great picture taking areas. Has picnic areas.

Thank Jeff A
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Watch out for the Tide! Carry a flashlight! Close the gate on your way out. Our photos showed a Fishing Boat anchored in the small bay - undiscernable on the spot.

1  Thank Maurice M
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Easy parking. Long shlep to the lighthouse, but a terrific hike. View is spectacular, exhibits quite interesting, and staff friendly. Not quite as magical as Point Arena, but a significant and memorable part of Mendocino Wonderland.

1  Thank Charles B
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