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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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London, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The whole first is quite stunning. Whether you want an area to hike, run or camp, this is a remarkable park to enjoy. Spend time on the short loop tails to appreciate the age of the forest.

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Afton, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful "walk in the park." These redwood trees are an absolute treasure and any and all steps should be taken to preserve them.

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Miami
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There's no doubt that the Sonoma/Napa region is known for their wonderful wines however, the Armstrong Woods is truly a beautiful place. It presents a great opportunity for a picnic and than a hike in one of nature's wonders. My wife and I always make it a point to break up our wine tours by spending some time in this... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice park. Great just to drive in to the picnic area for lunch, which is smack dab in the middle of the beautiful redwood grove, or make a longer trip and include a hike. Warning: the "moderate" ridge hike does probably ascend only 400 feet but it does it several times....lots of up and down, and after a long... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great trails in amongst the trees - a real oasis of peace and quiet - great to see these amazing trees up close.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Has some very old/large trees - just off the Russian River - worth the small fee. Drive back to the picnic area for a quick visit. Or park and take the trails.

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Tallmadge, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful & inspirational walk in the woods. Staff in the gift shop was friendly and had good information to share regarding the environment.

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Cincinnati
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been to Muir Woods and enjoyed the majesty. But did not enjoy the congo line hiking and the parking nightmare. This is a good alternative. While staying nearby, we visited this park twice. There is about 1 mile hiking in the valley bottom in a cathedral grove of old Redwoods. Two trees are over 300' ft tall -... More

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pa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We did a short 1.2 mile walking path thru the redwoods. It was the right amount of time we wanted to visit this park and saw many beautiful trees . It is a nice break from visiting the wineries .

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San Antonio, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What an incredible state reserve. The trees are so majestic. Beautiful. Their height and overall size, make you feel so very, very small in the scheme of nature. And with that feeling - comes a type of peace that you rarely get to enjoy these days. The awe of nature. Incredible! To get the best view of the trees. Be... More

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