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Montgomery Woods State Reserve

15 miles east of the town of Comptche, Comptche, CA
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Comptche
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks
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Keno, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Montgomery Woods State Reserve is a grove of majestic Redwoods and Sequioas near Ukiah, California. The road to the reserve is curvy, potholed and in fair condition, and you should be prepared for narrow areas with oncoming log trucks and auto traffic - drive slowly. The up-side of the drive is that it is very scenic and beautiful getting... More

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Elk Grove,ca
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great place to take visiting guests near Ukiah . One redwood tree was known as the tallest redwood until the top was broke off by lightning. Totally unmarked with no signs identifying this tree but fun to search and marvel at the size and beauty. Take Orr Springs rd from Ukiah and you will arrive 13 miles later. Great marked... More

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We've visited a handful of redwood forests in California, and this was the most impressive. Incredibly peaceful, large clearings for great exploring, a creek that floods part of the path making the hike more interesting, and impressive fallen trees. Path was slightly muddy in February, but gradual and fairly easy to hike (even for our children). The loop was 5... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Recently explored Montgomery Woods State Reserve for the first time on a recent trip to Mendocino and beyond. Impressive redwoods ... but they are all impressive ... in an area not heavily visited. The drive getting there is a treat itself, although the last 6+ miles is on a rough, not well-maintained road. I did the loop walk, about 2... More

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Centerville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great old growth, very pretty. We took some friends here when they visited California. Good trails, plenty of picture opportunities!

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Nice, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

A far away from the maddening crowd trek into spectacular redwoods. It does have a handicapped parking space but I can't figure out why because about 100 feet into the mile and a half hike it is impossible footing for anyone disabled or in a wheel chair. I feel it could be very easily fixed to allow more access. Be... More

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Ukiah, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Montgomery Woods has been there for hundreds of years...I have been visiting for 50 years..I slightly hesitate at making this review as it will bring more people to it.But last year some money was put in to parking, spruced up the out-houses etc...so it it well known.You must ask where the Comptche Road.(just south of Mendocino and called Orr Springs... More

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Fredonia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

When asked which forest I wanted to go to, the four or five star of equidistance from our starting point, I chose the five star. This forest was well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive (including the curviest road I have ever been on). Such a beatiful and serene place to hike and explore. There are many little foot trails... More

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Ukiah, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Montgomery is a beautiful place to go for a hike--even for kids (walking age, there's a fairly steep hill hiking in and areas where strollers--even the all terrain kind--just won't be able to navigate well)

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Talmage, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Felt great while I was in the midst of these ancient redwood giants today. It was so cool, tranquil, and shady. This place is a must for people who appreciate nature or trees. As you go in deeper, the redwood gets bigger. The really huge one is much further in. You could easily spend an hour or more just walking... More

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