The Russian Gulch State Park may have the perfect forest hike: A seven mile loop to a 35-foot waterfall through new growth redwood forests. Start at the beach parking lot and take the Fern Grove trail to the waterfall. Then, loop back on the North trail, which climbs to the forest crest. The trail is well trodden making for easy hiking. The elevations are gentle with switchbacks.
Bring small bills in USD for the self-service registration fee.