Lytel Ridge - Eucalyptus Trail 1.5 miles 1 hour 350 ft.
Francis Creek - Daddy Bush Trail 1 mile 45 mins. 450 ft.
Village Trail to Zipporah's Pond 1 mile 35 mins. 500 ft.
Skunk Cabbage Exit Trail 1/5 mile 10 mins. 100ft.
Despite its location in Ferndale, between California's Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the Redwood National Forest, Russ Park is a mature Sitka Spruce forest, which is more rare than Redwoods. Sitka spruce - grand fir forest dominates much of the park, with Douglas fir on south facing slopes and red alder on ravine slopes. A few redwoods were planted about 1930. Zipporah's pond, on an upper ridge, was excavated; it usually holds water except in late summer.
- Russ Park is a 105-acre preserve located at the southern edge of Ferndale. Located within easy walking distance of Main Street.
- Common birds: gray jays, pilliated woodpeckers, warblers
- You may pick up a guide to Russ Park from many of the local merchants.