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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 3 days ago

Great place to see some really big trees! Many photo opportunities. Easy to get to from Guerneville. Free if you walk the trails.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wheelchair accessible and easy for all ages. Beautiful redwoods and excellent informative signage. Highly recommend this park.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MickM734
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a great walk through the redwoods, 8 adults and 6 children (under 10). Everyone had a wonderful time and the trail was gentle enough to push a couple of strollers. Along the way we spotted a couple of fawns eating and a little...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two families came. Son’s family of 5 decided to take the 6 mile hike. Web site provided ample info to immediately start the hike. Wife and I took parts of the marked trails. Trails were very easy to traverse. All signs were informative. We even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BrianS612
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot describe the tranquility experienced walking through this forest of giants several of which are well over 1000 years old. I can advise you strongly to visit this beautiful place.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JohnParker-Rees
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Armstrong Reserve and loved it. I loved the trails and getting to see these magnificent trees. If your in the area, I would make the stop.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NicoleSienna
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful redwood grove. I have been here a number of times. There are several trails for solidly aerobic hikes, an hour long or so; there's also just walking up the central, relatively flat trail very reflectively and calming, taking in the massive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edward D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our hike along the East Ridge Trail, starting from the parking area just before you enter Armstrong proper. We are in our late sixties and found the trail to be steep at times but not difficult. It’s not too well marked and we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took in this wonderful place just outside of Guernville in April, two days after visiting Muit woods. Don't get me wrong: I loved Muir Woods and had never seen anything like it. But it is so busy and crowded that you have to go online...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PHXJC463
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. So many beautiful redwoods to see. Paths are easy and there are paths to take that are clearly marked if you want to experience a great hike this is the place. We had a long home around the entire park.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Renae C
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
Angie S
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