Russian Gulch State Park is off Highway 1, about 2 miles north of the village of Mendocino. There is an entry fee of $8 per car for the park. The park is open daily. Parts of the trails can be used by cyclists as well as pedestrians. Dogs are not allowed on the trails, though they are allowed on leash at the nearby beach within the park. Family friendly, but be careful with children near the waterfall and on the footbridge, since those areas can be slippery if wet. Parts of the trails may be muddy during the rainy winter months. For more information, call (707) 937-5804.