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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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Take a Trip Back in Time

The Armstrong Redwood grove is a glorious place to go on an easy walk amongst a ton of massive redwoods. If you go in the morning, before many people have arrived, it feels like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Houston, Texas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were told about this park by one of our Uber drivers so we decided to take a look. We are glad that we did. It was full of mighty redwoods but not the mighty crowds that parks further south receive. You can park outside for free (if there is a space) or pay the $7 to park the car... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Armstrong Redwood grove is a glorious place to go on an easy walk amongst a ton of massive redwoods. If you go in the morning, before many people have arrived, it feels like you have stepped back in time. If you are in the area, it's a must-see attraction.

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wear comfortable shoes and take a stroll hand in hand. Enjoy the majesty of thousands of years of growth all around you. Take water if you plan to be away for more than 20 minutes. You can stroll in and out in 20 minutes of be in there for 3-4 hours. For athletic types make it all the way up... More 

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Free parking. You have the option of Flat or steep trails among the mighty redwoods. Gorgeous. Quiet. Amazing. Signs offer historical information. Nice, small gift shop.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience walking and hiking thru this park. Wonderland of giant trees! Gorgeous! Hike was 2.3 miles and moderate.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Never being in a redwood forest (grove?) I was impressed, took a nice easy walk through the forest, saw some tall redwoods. We went on a Wednesday morning, not many other people around, felt like we all alone in the forest. Highly recommend this.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you've never seen the coastal redwoods before then you're in for a treat. Follow the marked trail to colonel Armstrong and take a picnic as there are tables available in the car park. It's free too! A great way to while away a couple of hours. Probably not suitable for those with mobility issues.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The redwoods take your breath away. This is a great park to drive through if you just want to see the trees and feel the cool forest floor. But, if you can take a hike through the trees. There are a few trails you can combine for a longer, moderate hike. Was very fun to walk to the top of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I shouldn't tell you about this place because, honestly it's already too crowded by noon on the weekends. And, oh yeah, if you have kids, please respect the conservation efforts and keep them on the paths, instead of climbing all over the redwood stumps. This is the only place I get to say that because I choose not to lecture... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I prefer this over Muir Woods because it lack the heavy crowds and parking nightmare that is Muir woods and you still get to enjoy a great redwood grove. It is smaller than Muir and Mariposa but it provides a relaxing walk among a really nice redwood forest. I would come here over Muir.

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