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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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Petaluma, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
62 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

When guests visit from out the area, we always take them to both Muir Woods and Armstrong, and inevitably they like Armstrong better, as do I. With far less people and a more spread out group of redwoods, it just feels more scenic. And if you are lucky to be here alone, it is a religious experience. This is a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, this was a great place to get away from it all. It is a back to nature experience. The Redwood trees are just amazing. If you park at the visitor center, you can walk in for free.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

"From the RedWood Forests, to the ..." I had never seen the RedWoods before and they are breathtakingly beautiful!!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We found out about this state park on this website. We decided to take a day trip and explore the park as well as its vicinity. It's truly a magical place that's a 10-minute drive from the center of town. Hiking in this dense forest with the morning sun shining through these centuries-old redwood trees is a surreal experience. The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The hikes through the redwoods are wonderful. There are several options depending on how far you want to hike. You can also just drive into the grove and sit to take in the beauty.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This little park is terrific. I grew up roaming the forest with my cousins. My uncle was a Park Ranger there in the 50's. This place is majestic.

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Mishawaka, IN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We hiked the East ridge and throughout the park. The redwoods are amazing and we say deer grazing with their young. A great park.

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Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The redwoods are simply magnificent. We visited on a nice spring day and I enjoyed walking the trails through the lovely forest. I found it peaceful and quiet, well worth the drive from Sebastopol.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Easy drive if you are in Russian River area. Easy hiking and magnificent redwoods! This is a state park and no admission if you walk among the trees.

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southern Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The most amazing woods I've seen. All trees are special, but these old redwoods are perhaps the best trees on our planet. On the negative side, Mr Armstrong made a fortune cutting down almost all the redwoods in the area before he decided to preserve these trees. But I am grateful to him for saving this woods for us to... More

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