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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
707-869-2015
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Guerneville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve is a beautiful, natural respite from the city, and the crowds of Muir Woods. It is a true gem located in... more »
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Fresno, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

so peaceful--wonderful for picnic, meditation, enjoying a great bottle of wine with a loved one-a spiritual experience-

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Plano, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was a gorgeous park, very relaxing and peaceful, easy to get in and out of by car, and very easy, well-marked paths. Gorgeous, huge trees as well as interesting and unique formations. Felt like I was miles away from the world in this sanctuary. Just wish people would have whispered more - it's that kind of place! People talking... More

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los
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Be sure to allot some time to spend here hiking, whether redwoods are old hat to you or something you have never experienced. You can spend an hour or so hiking, or the day. There are trails that are accessible and fairly level, to ones that are steep and challenging. There is something for everyone here who loves the outdoors.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Armstrong woods are beautiful and majestic. Everyone visiting the Russian River Valley should make a point see this unique grove of redwoods. Some of the trees are over a thousand years old.

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St. Paul, MN
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28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We started off on the Eastern Trail -- which is very steep and longer than we anticipated. If you are a serious hiker with just a few hours, you can end up in the flatlands (e.g. Pioneer Trail) at the end of a hike... but I'd recommend starting with the more traveled (and crowded) flatland trails. This is where most... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve (AWSNR):  This park was the best place to see coastal redwoods in Sonoma and it was a good spot for a hike (working off the wine and food!). The oldest example in this 805-acre park was the Colonel Armswastrong Tree, thought to be more than 1400 years old.  There was a very interesting ring-dating exhibit of a... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After fighting the crowds at Muir Woods my daughters and I checked out Armstrong Redwoods and I sure glad we did! It's beautiful,peaceful and not crowded. Cost nothing to park and the rangers are very helpful. All the trails are well marked and very easy walking. The Redwoods are amazing! This is a great place for families.

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Monterey, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Armstrong Redwood State Reserve is beautiful and tranquil. The easy walk was nice and the views are just awe-inspiring. Interesting redwood tree formations throughout.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Love visiting here. Easy and inexpensive. Really impressive and beautiful. Puts you in awe of the world we live in.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a beautiful park to walk or take a hike in!!! The shortest trail is about 0.5 miles and longest about 4 miles. There is a great picnic area about a mile inside the park. Great for all ages! The redwoods are amazing and the scenery will certainly take you to your spiritual side in a hurry if you allow... More

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