Fort Ross is known foremost for its 19th century Russian settlement, but these lands hold many more stories from before, during, and after the Russian era. The Fort Ross Cultural Trail will help our visitors see outside the fort compound to learn about the Kashia, Alaska Native, and Ranch era peoples who lived on these lands. California State Parks funded this project in 2018 and this year they will focus on planning, permitting, and storyboarding the interpretation of this ambitious project. Trail construction will start in 2021 and we anticipate the trail and associated interpretation will be ready to go in 2022. We are so excited to get a new trail and high tech interpretation at Fort Ross! See the new State Parks website for more information.