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“See the blowhole, skip the waterfall”

Russian Gulch State Park
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Mendocino
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Owner description: This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“See the blowhole, skip the waterfall”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The blowhole was an add-on suggested by the park staff. Beautiful views of the coast. The 6.5 mile trail to see the waterfall was underwhelming. I felt like I could be in the woods anywhere and the waterfall was rather dinky. Personal preference but if I went again, I'd only go to the blowhole.

Visited July 2014
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mbehjh
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164 reviews
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“Great place for a picnic!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We ate our picnic lunch at the table on the bluffs. The swallows flying by on the breeze and the cormorants fishing were wonderful to watch.

Visited June 2014
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Redding, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great camping location”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is simply a beautiful place to camp. Tucked into a ravine underneath the bridge and pretty fauna all around.

Visited June 2014
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Odenton, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“terriffic!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The trails were excellent and the redwoods weer awesome as well as the fern valleys! Perfect weather for hiking and NO bugs!

Visited June 2014
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San Francisco, CA
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great, great hike to waterfall”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Very lush single track trail led to pretty nice waterfall. Made for a fun family hike. While dogs are allowed in some areas, they are not on most trails. One dog friendly area overlooked coast and took our breath away partly because it was so beautiful and vast and partly because there was a strong cold wind blowing. Can't go wrong here with a visit.

Visited May 2014
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