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Russian Gulch State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
+1 707-937-5804
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Great Hike

Hiking up to the falls was one of the best hikes I have been on. There is plenty of shade from all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Reno, Nevada
via mobile
Great hike to waterfall

Very little elevation change in this beautiful hike to the waterfall. There were 2 moderately... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary G
Dallas, Texas
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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
+1 707-937-5804
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Aug 2017- We hiked to the waterfall and it was a lovely hike following the river. Mostly easy and I love a hike with a destination in mind (beautiful waterfall). There was a family that had to turn around as Grandma couldn't maneuver over the...More

1  Thank Dot Zall
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wanted to do a long trip with the horses up in this area, so I found this horse camp and thought we would give it a go. There is a locked gate to access the camp. Make sure you get the code before...More

Thank cadagility
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited this park several times in the past and hiked a different trail every time. This time I hiked the coastal trail to the "sinkhole". The sinkhole itself wasn't anything special, but the views along the trail were very nice. This is my favorite...More

Thank Cali4niahiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice drive up to Russian Gulch and even more beautiful inside. There is a wide array of things to be done here but we just went for an easy stroll and rested since we had driven so much along the coast. It...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice park 2 miles north of Mendocino on Hwy 1. There are several nice hiking trails from one that takes only an hour to a full day hike. There is also a lovely area for a picnic and a BBQ.

Thank MarchelleC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time to the park this year. We hiked the fern trail up to the waterfall. We hiked nearly 7 miles on the train and ended on the trail overlooking the sea. A great time was had at this park.

2  Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trek to the waterfall is beautiful the entire way, both back and forth. The canyon trail, however, is quite narrow at points and fallen trees require some gymnastics along the way. Very much worth a visit.

1  Thank Vandover
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The CCC had just arrived to spruce up the trail as we hiked out on this waterfall trail. We have young kids, so we chose the shorter version of the trail. We parked at the end of the road and went straight there and back,...More

3  Thank Sarah W
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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.
7 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