Draped over the ridge on the south side of Ferndale, Russ Park protects one of Humboldt’s best examples of coastal coniferous forest. Donated to the City in 1920 by Zipporah Russ, a member of one of Ferndale’s founding families, it offers a wilderness feel within city limits. Along the way you will enjoy outstanding views of the town, the Eel River floodplain, and the forests to the south. There are also impressive specimens of Sitka spruce and grand fir on the hillsides. This hike utilizes almost all of the park’s trails, climbing the ridge by three different routes.
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