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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Address: 17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Phone Number: 707-869-2015
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.

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Took the East Ridge trail- a bit challenging but gorgeous. My kids (8,11,15) did it no problem as did my 75 year old father. Loved all the redwoods.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Sonoma County, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Located just north of downtown Guerneville, this State Reserve is a gem of Sonoma County. Whether you want to take a peaceful hike, jog, or picnic, you will marvel at the huge and ancient Redwood groves. Knowing that some of these magnificient trees have survived for over several hundreds years is humbling.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Took the East Ridge trail- a bit challenging but gorgeous. My kids (8,11,15) did it no problem as did my 75 year old father. Loved all the redwoods.

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Long Beach, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very beautiful 1/2 day excursion you need to see this while in Guernville. The redwoods are amazing. You can ride a bike up in to the path and recieve a few lessons about the local area and how Guernville almost got added to Stumpton.

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Surrey, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This area is a beautiful afternoon stop. We would have picked up a picnic lunch had we realized how nice it was going to be. We loved walking through the redwoods and were intrigued by all we read about this area and the age of these woodland behemoths. At one point we decided to walk through the woods in silence... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One's perspective is adjusted when you visit a living thing that has been on earth since before the Magna Carta was written. The reserve is well laid out and all the main trees are ADA accessible. Good interpretive signage to learn a bit about history, flora and ecology. Some nice short (2-3 mile) loop hikes and a wider selection of... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went for a quick visit and because it was Mother's Day, my teen was forced to accompany my husband & I. We often forget about this beautiful place, though it is only 20 minutes from home! Parking is not great, but that is a small price to pay. It is awe inspiring to see all the natural surroundings untouched for... More 

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Ohio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

because you'll probably be holding your breath the whole time you are in the park. This is a area of extreme simplicity, yet awesome beauty. The day was a little warm when we visited, but as you entered into the presence of the redwoods, the temperature must have dropped 15 degrees. As I walked around I couldn't stop thinking about... More 

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was a girls' weekend getaway in Sonoma. We heard the Redwoods were nearby so we took the drive from Healdsburg to ARSR on our way to the Pacific Ocean coastline and down HW1. It was all that we anticipated. The trees were gorgeous and like so many have said the forest is just MAGICAL!. I wish I could bottle... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Just a beautiful natural reserve, tucked away in the charming town of Guerneville. You want to feel small? Look at the trees that were "born" 1400 years ago, and are over 300 feet tall and almost 15 feet wide. Meander down a calm quiet path and be part of nature.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There's nothing like nature. If you are in the area, do plan to visit the Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. You can just take in the amazing view, walk a trail or even plan to enjoy a picnic lunch.

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