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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It's amazing to walk through a forest that has been around for centuries! We stopped at the ranger station to inquire on a good hike, and got a map and a description of the trails. There was a great picnic spot halfway through, and we enjoyed the lunch we'd brought with us. The trees were incredible! We really enjoyed the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

While not the incredibly large trees that you can drive through found way north (5-7 hours north of SF area) this park had trees with tree trunks that would fit a car. This was an easy drive from highway 101 into the redwood country without the windy drive. Highly recommend as a stop for those seeking to experience the redwoods... More

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is my second visit to Armstrong Redwoods. It's a great place for a day visit and for a picnic. It has the feel of a family park, a little off the beaten path. One of my favorite things it to sit with my back to a big tree and meditate. Our 2 1/2 year old grand daughter was with... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a lovely little trip to see our first sight of redwoods. There is a small visitor centre where you can park for free if there is space, but it is quite popular so turn up early or park in the road. However for a small fee you can park in the park itself. Take a picnic and plenty... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I am the type of person who loves nature and being fortunate enough to spend some time outdoors. There are some great sights and trees - some over 1,000 years old in the grove. It is worth going a little out of your way or making a trip just for these trees. There is free parking by the visitors center... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was blown away by the forrest. The trails were obvious. I though the signage could have been a little better. The staff at the front office wasn't very helpful and a bit of a smarty pants when I asked for hiking information. . . The service was no good but the Redwoods were wonderful. Loved that part.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The environment is amazing. My husband and I did a small trail walk and were stunned by the beauty of the redwood trees, some being around 1400 years old. It was great to enjoy the peace and quite and soak up some of the natural history of the area. Would totally recommend this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very family friendly walk around the reserve. If you're up for it, you can also take a more rigorous hike along the many paths leading out of the main park area where the Colonel Armstrong tree is located. There are many picnic tables available, and some paths are dog friendly.

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Boston, Ma
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A nice small state park with great walking paths through the 1,000 year old redwoods. Easy paths that are even stroller accessible but can also drive through if you want (although I recommend the stroll).

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