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Address: Montgomery State Reserve, Ukiah, CA
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A coast redwood growing in Montgomery Woods State Reserve near Ukiah...

A coast redwood growing in Montgomery Woods State Reserve near Ukiah, is the tallest known tree in the world. It stands five stories higher than the Statue of Liberty.

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Ok, first off, the trees are totally magnificent! These are some of the tallest trees in the world with a lot of "character" due to frequent fires which burn big pieces of wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
Pleasanton, California
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Temecula, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

I love the redwoods & have visited many, many groves. Add to it, my wife & I accidentally took this road almost 35 years ago, before it was even paved. The road is in better condition west of the Reserve than east, but both are slow and often very narrow. But now paved. Previous reviewers have lamented the conditions of... More 

Thank Les J
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ok, first off, the trees are totally magnificent! These are some of the tallest trees in the world with a lot of "character" due to frequent fires which burn big pieces of wood turning the trees into hollow shells. So what are the other pros? There are very few visitors and you'll get pretty "original" experience of the wild natural... More 

5 Thank heckfy
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Getting to this place is little hard. The road gets really narrow and very curvy. We went here with the family and kids did not walk the entire trail (3 miles). The beginning of trail is steep but later it gets flatter. The trees are magnificent. Walking here was a Jurassic experience without the dinosaurs.I would go back here again.... More 

3 Thank calimaan
Udine, Italy
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226 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful red wood sequoias, very few people around, nice easy trail in the forest! What better to ask for an Italian group wandering Northern California in search of nice locations, possibly far from touristic routes?

2 Thank Carltasso
The Woodlands, Texas
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169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We traveled through the Giant Redwoods near Oregon last year and decided to visit Montgomery State Reserve to walk the trail. Guess we should have read additional information as NO DOGS are allowed on the trails and we brought our Certified Therapy Dog (not a working dog) all the way up and down the narrow hairpin turns for almost an... More 

8 Thank Rebekajean
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Forget the thousands of visitors at Muir Woods. This beautiful and under-visited stand of redwoods is the go-to-place to view these ancient, majestic living beings in solitude. It is a good hike for families and offers parking and restrooms, but little else in terms of amenities. That's a good thing in my book. Bring a camera, too, because there many... More 

4 Thank DogenJoe
Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Couple of mile hike, fairly flat, very doable with family, and you get to see some of the tallest tree in the world. This hike boasts 3rd highest tree in the world.

1 Thank Maneesh A
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Well worth the "hairpin turn" drive to visit. Magnificient old growth redwoods and hardly any other visitors. Strongly recommend!!

2 Thank PJW10K
Caspar, California
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Montgomery Woods is hidden along a narrow, windy back road (Orr Springs) and up a short but steep trail. Therefore, not many visit. The beautiful hanging valley where this tree, thought to be the tallest living thing in the world from 2000 until taller specimens were found in 2006, this tree, and its grove of near equals, is a treasure.... More 

7 Thank Sunhawk95420
Talmage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Felt great while I was in the midst of these ancient redwood giants today. It was so cool, tranquil, and shady. This place is highly recommended for people who appreciate nature or trees. As you go in deeper, the redwood gets bigger. The really huge one is much further in. You could easily spend an hour or more just walking... More 

3 Thank J H

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