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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

Address: 17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Phone Number: 707-869-2015
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Guerneville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The 1,400 year old Colonel Armstrong and the slice with the rings dated by historical events puts you in another time. The walk is lovely along the trails, and along the way we were surprised to find a volunteer by one of the trees talking about the history of fires in the area and pointing out "new" growth nearby. A... More 

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Coal Valley, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Such a lovely reserve. And a very easy walk. The trails are marked and well kept. It is not a long walk and is easily assessable for the handicapped. It was just a very pleasant experience.

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Santa Rosa, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Get there early in the day and park your car outside the gate for free. If you park inside, it's $8. Get a park map when you walk through the gate. Even on a busy Sunday afternoon, it was easy and quick to hike along the trails to where there were fewer people. The trail I chose was fairly level... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived around the time the park opened. We parked in the lot outside the park entrance. You can walk into the park for free or drive in for $8. We chose free as it was only a half mile hike to some of the larger redwoods. We grabbed a park map at the entrance and followed the path to... More 

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Santa Rosa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is THE place to see redwoods in Sonoma County. It is a couple of miles north of Guerneville along Armstrong Woods Road. You can pay the $8 to drive in, or you can park outside and walk in for free. Of course, it really helps if you make a donation so we can keep this park open. The layout... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A lovely park with the largest redwoods on the valley floor, which is flat, with easy trails, so quite accessible on foot. There are numerous hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty throughout the park. For those interested in experiencing the natural beauties away from the crowds on the valley floor, they are perfect. We took the Poole Ridge trail,... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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109 reviews 109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This Reserve has been beautifully preserved thanks to the Armstrong family who were very forward thinking for their time period and instrumental in saving this beautiful woods. It was the first time for our family to see Redwood trees up close and personal and get to walk through the paths underneath these amazing ancient giants. It was a very unique... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
41 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I absolutely LOVE Armstrong Woods. Having lived on-and-off in Sonoma and Marin County both for the past twenty-odd years, I honestly feel that these are the prettiest stand of redwoods that are easily accessible for tourists. I've read so many people ooh and ahh over Muir Woods, and I agree that this area is stunning, but unless you go off... More 

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San Francisco
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you want to enjoy a coastal sequoia forrest, this is a much better place than the oversold Muir Woods. The same number of great trees with substantially fewer people.

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boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went for a walk through the reserve on Christmas Day. It was so incredibly tranquil and majestic. There were no birds and the sound of pure silence was incredibly refreshing. As we crossed the brook again the sound of the rushing water was so relaxing. Only negative is that I think the distances on the maps are less than... More 

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