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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.
17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9587
+1 707-869-2015
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This is an amazing place. We’d never been in a giant redwood forest before and were simply amazed by the 300+ foot tall redwoods that were 1300+ years old. Hiking trails are either easy or difficult, so there is something for everyone. Come in for...More

Thank MnSteve57
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get here early for parking. Many choose to park along the road before reaching the lower parking lot. You can drive in if your mobility is limited. Highly recommend stopping at the information center located at the lower parking lot and getting a map before...More

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely walk amongst the silent giants of this reserve. Amazing to consider how slowly time passes for these trees.

Thank ajfeather
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This hidden gem is a grove of old growth redwoods. Friends of ours in Napa told us about the reserve. Col. James Armstrong, a 19th century lumber baron, settled in Sonoma in 1874. Before he died, he tried to get the grove protected, and failed....More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park has a little-known overnight camping area called Bullfrog Pond. This 24 site area is only accessible via a one lane twisting, but paved, road. At the entrance to the 2.5 mile road there is a sign prohibiting passage of cars greater than 20...More

Thank stoicson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped off en route to Jenner and Bodega Bay. Great place to have a close up look at the redwood trees. Smallish car park. You can use the roadside as an overflow. You can even drive a limited loop round the trees if you...More

1  Thank Jenn1R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped last minute and really enjoyed the short hike/ loop. We hiked the loop close to the ranger station and enjoyed many large redwood trees. There are displayed along the trail with interesting facts. Great couple or family activity. You can also pay to...More

Thank LouRod17
Reviewed 1 week ago

These magnificent giants will take your breath away. Don’t miss the Colonel Armstrong and Parson Jones trees or the amphitheater.

Thank Jim-Maresca
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Windsor and were looking for something to do with a couple of the kids in our group. It was about a half hour drive to the park. The fee was $8 to get in. There are many trails available and we...More

1  Thank SunnysideDon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice contrast to Muir Woods - larger and with far fewer people. That makes for a much more enjoyable Redwoods experience.

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March 12, 2018|
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Response from jameswA918OS | Reviewed this property |
Only if you were headed South on the 101 from North of Santa Rosa, otherwise it would be at least an hour away.
September 30, 2017|
Response from Barbjefts | Reviewed this property |
Muir is closest. neither Muir or Armstrong have snow.
June 25, 2017|
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Response from Cincyskimom | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any RV parking specifically marked but if you get there early enough, the lot is big enough. You can hike from there to all there is to see. Better yet, park in Guerneville and uber or bike to the park. Then... More