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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 2013
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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Oklahoma
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is actually two parks together. We had limited time and only wanted to see the Redwoods. In order to do that, stay at the bottom of the park, walking distance to the south end entrance or so. There are a few parking areas there, one before you enter the park, which if a spot is available, it's free; or... More

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Guerneville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I bring all visitors here to see the gorgeous trees that used to cover the area. I never tire of walking in the woods. I have been here over two dozen times.

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Guerneville, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can stroll among the giant redwoods on the forest floor where it will be 15 degrees cooler in the summer months and have a nice BBQ as well. You can go on long hikes up to bullfrog pond from the parking lot or drive halfway or most of the way for amazing vistas over the trees. It seems like... More

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Chicago, IL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

While in wine country we thought it would be a sin to miss a forest of huge redwoods...So we got up off the wine stools and went. We were SO happy that we did because it was majestic. We went at 4pm in the afternoon so it was free to get in. We were able to drive through the park... More

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

What a stunning park! The Redwoods are magnificent and so worthy of a visit. Take the time to walk the trails and really enjoy all that Mother Nature has to share. Great picnic areas as well. Short strolls or long hikes and biking as well.

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Parker, Colorado
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was another one for the "Bucket List" As I said nothing can prepare you for the grandeur of these living things. Get out of your car. Get out of your car. Walk and keep walking. Do all the trails, and always look UP. Take you Camera and wear warm clothes. The trails are user friendly and you will not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You can avoid the tourist throngs at this slightly-more secluded redwood forest. The trails are well-manicured and very flat, and the trees are awe-inspiring: one is over 1400 years old! This was a highlight of our whole Sonoma County experience.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was such a pleasant surprise to find out that this reserve was such a short drive from our hotel in Santa Rosa! It was such a beautiful drive and once we arrived we were so excited to see all the different trails it had to offer. Some had challenging (I'm not much of a hiker) parts but so worth... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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281 reviews 281 reviews
118 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Quiet walks on level, wide paths through the giant redwoods makes for a perfect outdoor excursion. There are not really huge redwoods like you might see in Northern California but these are impressive nevertheless. And it is free. Don't miss this opportunity to see a beautiful redwood forest. You can pay to drive roads through this forest, but walking is... More

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San Diego, CA, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a beautiful park and reasonably accessible if you aren't too mobile. One of the biggest trees in the park (>300 feet tall) is not far from the visitor center parking lot. A wonderful little escape, not to be missed!

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