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We went only to the picnic area; what a view! Despite wind and chill it was a great place to have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elgin, Texas
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Hike to falls

This is an easy hike of about 5 miles back-and-forth. The trail is mostly flat, but there is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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“north trail”(11 reviews)
This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
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Mendocino, CA 95430
+1 707-937-5804
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went only to the picnic area; what a view! Despite wind and chill it was a great place to have lunch. Gorgeous scenery, hungry gulls, lots of picnic tables. Can be a little rough to navigate on the uneven ground; go to the end...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy hike of about 5 miles back-and-forth. The trail is mostly flat, but there is a spot where it is washed out and you need to use your hands. There was a good amount of water flowing. A pleasant spot for a...More

Thank MathmanSF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike takes awhile. Alot of this hike is uphill. At least that is on the way in. On the way out, downhill. Bring bug spray, there are mosquitos. You will definitely work up a sweat on this trail. Nice waterfall & photo ops at...More

1  Thank akflightnurse
Reviewed 1 June 2018

from parking lot, there is a boardwalk with some tide pools access and to a viewpoint where seals are sunbathing. the squirrels are very friendly, probably they were fed by too many visitors. park also offers some ranger led walks, although we did not take...More

Thank Mia_Sh
Reviewed 25 May 2018

If you would like to see gorgeous rhododendrons blooming in the wild, then don't miss the North Trail at Russian Gulch State Park! We parked in the small parking lot at the end of the campground road, walked a few minutes down the road back...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Located about 2 miles north of downtown Mendocino, we paid the reasonable $8 day-use fee to park by the restrooms and then hike on the park's longest-loop trail, approximately 4 hours and 8 miles. They have shorter loops and all the trails were very well...More

Thank NJWilson79
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Pleasant ~5.5 mile hike out to a secluded waterfall. North trail is prettier, with redwood forests, pine covered trails along the way. Waterfall is beautiful spot to stop for a bite or simply enjoy a small piece of paradise.

Thank aikungma
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We visited the Russian Gulch State Park to do some hiking and got just what we wanted and more! We started out with the South Headlands trail followed by the Devil's Punchbowl Headlands trail. It was a Saturday, and the park was busy, so we...More

Thank doctorbove
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We stopped here for lunch and found a lovely spot overlooking the water and also the Highway one bridge. After lunch we took one of the many trails out to the "Sinkhole" and "Devil's Bowl". It was a nice short hike but there are many...More

1  Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We took the "short" route to the waterfalls which was perfect for us early 50 year olds. The walk took about an hour each direction. What a beautiful walk it is. So much lush greenery and tons of ferns intertwined with the redwoods. Wear shoes...More

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Response from Sandy C | Reviewed this property |
I would guess they are. Look up the park on internet then give them a call
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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.