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Russian Gulch State Park

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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
Phone Number: +1 707-937-5804
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This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular...

This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.

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We hiked here for hours and we did not want to leave. The views are stunning along the headlands. Great spots for a private picnic and enjoy the magical views of the ocean. Can't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked here for hours and we did not want to leave. The views are stunning along the headlands. Great spots for a private picnic and enjoy the magical views of the ocean. Can't wait to go back.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive down the curvy road and you get to the small beach under an old bridge. The view is amazing out to see. Crashing waves, birds flying, it's quite a site.

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Thank Craig T
Windsor, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the Waterfall Trail hike through the forest and came to a small but lovely little waterfall. Trail was fairly easy but a long hike in and had to crawl under/over a fallen tree at a couple spots but nothing difficult or dangerous. Do wish people would not drop litter and pack out their used tissues, always a gross disappointment... More 

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Thank Trailwalker55
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As we had a few hours to spare in the morning, we went for a small hike on the fern trail. The entire hike (a round trip) was around 5 miles. The trail is spectacular and would recommend it to any beginner. By the side of the trail are ferns, big redwood trees, brooks and streams and a very nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just loved it @ ocean front park of Russian Gulch. Hair raising trails right near the edge of the cliffs. Be careful but so worth the adventure

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was a find. Driving the Mendocino coast is so beautiful. Spot after spot. But we accidently found Russian Gulch. We had been looking for a place to have a quick picnic and this was above any picnic spot we've ever found...anywhere in the world! The scenery is spectacular and the California coast in October is stunning, rarely any fog.... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Russian Gulch State Park has much to offer on both sides of Hwy. 1. To the east/inland side, great hiking trails lead to the area's largest waterfall and a variety of gorgeous views. To the west, easy trails lead to headlands, sea views, and a rare sight, the don't-miss-it collapsed sea cave now known as the Devil's Punchbowl. The bowl... More 

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We hiked a beautiful trail to a small waterfall. There are several options of varying lengths and degree of difficulty to get there. We chose a 5 mile round trip

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Thank Robert M
Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Take the well marked trails to see a multitude of sights. The flora and rocks were spectacular. Loved seeing the rocks and waterfalls

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of our favorite places to hike on the Mendocino coast, it offers many areas to stop and just drink in the beauty of the ocean. Great for whale watching and bird watching

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