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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really cool park to see the redwoods. The visitors center is under renovation but still a cool place to go. The trails were easy to navigate and ample parking. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to see the redwoods without wanting to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 431kevinz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet ,beautiful stroll through giant redwoods. Paths are easy to navigate. Best of all, no charge to walk. Most refreshing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lsherb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike in the redwoods! We did the east ridge trail for a quick 3 mile hike to a waterfall and walked back along the creek on the Pioneer Nature Trail. Definitely will come back.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mollieanddes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really recommend. It's an easy but breathtaking walk. Go early in the morning and you will have the woods all to yourself

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MissPerpetualMotion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trails at rhe entrance and around the picnic areas are easy and beautiful. Facilities are nice and clean. There are hikes that are little more difficult, but the views are worth it. You can drive to the top but it is a rough one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although dogs are not allowed on the trails, they are allowed on all of the paved roads which means you can enjoy an easy walk at the entry way or climb two miles up to the lookout! We had our dog with us and she...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CreateSF
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Visiting from the UK and taking our children to California for the first time we were determined to show them the Redwoods. Our tight schedule did not allow to go to Muir Woods where I had visited before while the Mariposa Grove at Yosemite had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Christopher B
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We paid the ridiculously cheap parking fee to drive up to a parking lot. It was pretty busy so we headed up a walk that was a bit more steep. It quickly gets quiet when you get away from the crowd, and is a really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beth_sage
Reviewed February 7, 2019

An opportunity to walk among giant redwoods near the California Coast. Priceless, humbling and a bucket list item for all. Park for free just outside the booth and simply walk in at no charge.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CaliforniaExplored
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

During the period of the US Govt shutdown, was unsure of the availability of places like nearby Muir Woods, etc - we sought another option. This place hit the mark completely. Bigger and older Redwoods than those in Muir and it afforded our group a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from MnSteve57 | Reviewed this property |
Like the others, I’ve not been to Big Basin. Armstrong, followed by a coastal drive is great!
December 11, 2018|
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Response from drastler | Reviewed this property |
We don't get snow. I would also suggest Muir woods from SF It can be very crowded - so go early If you happen to be going to Sonoma for wine tasting then go to Armstrong if you want to see some nice redwoods. easier to get... More
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October 28, 2018|
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Response from MnSteve57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Angie, Guernville is about a 30 minute drive from Santa Rosa. I don’t know if there is any public transportation. It may be essiest and cheapest to rent a car for the day. You could probably get an Uber but that might... More