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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is really a great place to take a mild hike. You feel so connected with the Redwoods. This park isn’t publicly funded so please drop a buck or two in the donation box, it is so worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robbiel16
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not crowded, bigger trees and you can visit quaint Guerneville on the Russian River. You may want to combine the trip with a visit to Sebastopol. A town like none other. Take a stroll down Main Street, visit the Barlow and make certain to go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we mentioned red wood most people would think of Sequoia National Park. While we were in Windsor, CA; one place that most people recommended to us was Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. It is not a large reserve but you definitely will see lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank d2s1c2j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can park on rt side lot (free, but I give $ in donations area) Dogs are welcome but stay off trails.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sabrinaf769
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

The sequoia trees here are impressive. There are several short hikes which provide easy walks, and interpretive signs explaining not only the redwoods, but also history, animals, etc. Check out the visitors centrum as well. It is small, but really interesting. Drive into the park...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jan-Tiny
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Ample parking in the lot on the Tuesday afternoon we were there. Just a short walk to the well marked trails that guide you through a beautiful "cathedral" of nature. It was so peaceful and serene with wonderful smells of pine in the air. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roamalone
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I could have spent all day here! Absolutely amazing. Quiet, calm, beautiful. The trees are stunning. And to think of how old they are.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rebeccabrabb
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Beautiful redwoods, no huge crowds, good parking, and nice trails. We were able to have a wonderful picnic while enjoying the beauty of nature with these magnificent trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mscott72
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This was a great place for a walk in the woods, tall, old, super cool redwoods that is. The kind of trees that are so old you feel insignificant.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharon F
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We drove up here from San Francisco as an alternative to Muir Woods. Plus we thought it would be a fun road trip. And it was. The trees here are beautiful and huge. There are well marked paths and it smells wonderful. It was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
Angie S
October 28, 2018|
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Response from ConcoursRider | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any public transportation from the airport to the park -- Uber or Lyft will cost you ~ $30 (one-way), so you'd probably be best served by renting a car -- even if only for the day. The airport is situated in... More
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Hello, We're a family of 4 - 2 adults 2 children (ages 8 & 10). We will be in the Bay area in March next year. I have a good idea of what we want to see in in SFO. However we have some additional days and this is what I've put together. Would love if people could point me in the right direction. We are a fairly active family and like full days. We like the outdoors. Not looking for wineries or museums. Thanks for your help Day 1 : SFO Day 2 : SFO Day 3 : Napa (This is to meet up with...More
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Just FYI...SFO is the designation for the San Francisco International Airport, which is about 13 miles south of the city of San Francisco. (Don't confuse us <grin>. We assume you are not going to spend two days there.)