Weekend at Russian Gulch State Park

Russian Gulch State Park near Mendocino offers a low key, compact, but very clean and quiet campground for families.  Beware that the place has no cell or data connection of any kind (which worked out great) but offers great access to awesome sights and walks.


The path from the end of the campground leads to a very nice walk leading up to a waterfall.  I don't recall the hike well (I did this one last year) AllTrails shows it's less than 4 miles.

Glass Beach

The place literally is littered with glass trash from long time ago, but the pieces now add charm to the otherwise idyllic beach.  Walking path apparently extends to Mackerricher State Park up north.

Mackerricher State Park

I only learned about this park from a local bakery store by chance.  The coastline is gorgeous, dotted lined by seal rocks offshore, but the best part is probably a very well maintained boardwalk that offers spectacular tour with an easy, even wheelchair accessible walk.

This photo alone doesn't do justice...the part about the path opens up to the whole ocean is breathtaking!  I'll add a video here sometime soon.

Dinner: Silver's at the Wharf, Sea Pal Cove
While we love cooking outdoors, I wouldn't miss out an opportunity to enjoy good local eateries.  The two I liked are Silver's at the Wharf that offers good old American dishes (prime rib, fish and chips...):
...and Sea Pal Cove, which is super casual but kick ass fish and chips.

I kick myself for not taking food photos from either place, but Google Maps should have plenty of those too whet you appetite!


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