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“Hike to a beautiful waterfall” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Russian Gulch State Park

Russian Gulch State Park
Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95430
707-937-5804
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Mendocino
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
San Ramon, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Hike to a beautiful waterfall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Nice 5 mile round trip well marked hike to a beautiful waterfall. Fern canyon is as its name suggests lots of ferns ,redwood trees and wild flowers along a pretty creek. Word of warning no outhouses or restrooms after parking lot. Last 7/10 of mile to falls a bit steep. and some areas have steps to go up because of steep area.

Visited April 2013
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vacaville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Great campground”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Just stayed at Russian gulch last weekend and it was a lot of fun. The campsite was #29. This space was pretty big and had lots of space for multiple tents. They have a camp host you can buy firewood from. The trails are fun but if you have dogs along, they can't go on these trails. Reservations go fast so don't wait too long to make them. Worth the trip!

Visited April 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Great hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Lovely scenery. Well marked hikes to see the Mendocino Coast and Redwood Forests. Be sure to take the little loop to see the Punchbowl. Longer hike to waterfall is well worth the time.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles
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“Gorgeous hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We took the long route up to the waterfall and back. Some of it is quite an incline (not for grandparents), but it's really worth it. So serene.

Visited April 2013
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Sacramento
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“Pretty trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

You can head out along the coast line, and have a great walk and watch boats, birds and whales ( in the right season). Or you can walk up into the woods along a creek that leads to a small but pretty waterfall. You can spend the full day there and do both walks and then eat your (brought in) lunch overlooking the coast at the picnic site.

Visited March 2013
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