Trail Head for the bluffs.
The walk along the bluffs is through coastal shelf and open grassland which provide wide open views both north and south. It really creates a sense of the isolation the colonists must have had at the far end of the world, thousands of miles from home.
Along the coast and into the hills are protected hollows and ravines shelter stands of both old and second-growth redwoods. Wildlife species living at Fort Ross include deer, grey foxes, black-tailed hares, mountain lions, and bobcats that all live in the area. Aquatic animals include harbor seals, sea lions, and migrating grey whales. Birdwatchers
are likely to encounter osprey, red-tailed hawks, red shouldered hawks, kestrels, herons, and other shore birds.