Russian Gulch State Park

We opened warm season hikes. Oh, I waited for this for so long. During wet February, I read through posts about waterfalls. I like to check all these crazy places in the foothills and Sierras. But suddenly I stopped on the post about Russian Gulch and fell in love. Green pine forest, canyon, and creek. And waterfall! Of course, it was the reason why I wanted to hike there. Another reason was the place where the park is situated. It’s Mendocino region. Awesome and breathtaking coastal region has the amazing falls. Why not?
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
So we did it last weekend. We drove to the park from Willits (note to myself: need to hike the range near town) and arrived somewhere near the 12. It was easy to find a parking, the trail was almost empty, the weather was great.
We did the whole loop from the North Range to the Waterfall Loop and back via Fern Canyon trail.

04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park

04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
We were the only persons near falls

04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
And the falls, oh they are awesome! Really! I don’t know how they will look at the end of the Summer.
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park

04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park

04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
The biggest part of the park is the coastal land. And the views are stunning.
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park
They also have a rare nature phenomenon – Devils Punchbowl. We visited not in the good moment
04.02. Russian Gulch State Park

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