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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Address: 17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9587
Phone Number: 707-869-2015
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A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.

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Peaceful nature walk

Beauty, nature, peace. A lovely stroll thru beautiful majestic woods great place to relax and get away from the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beauty, nature, peace. A lovely stroll thru beautiful majestic woods great place to relax and get away from the city.

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Twin Cities, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very pretty place to see the redwoods. There are lovely trails that are easy to walk through, and you can drive into this area as well. We hiked around the easy parts and then did a steep hike up above this area as well. (Bring good hiking shoes to do that part.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The walk around Armstrong Tree and Parson Jones Tree is suitable for the very young and the elderly. You will see some tall trees in a peaceful environment. We wanted a more challenging walk, with changing flora and vistas. It was suggested (at the park office) we hike up the Eastern Ridge Trail and return via Pool Ridge Trail, Armstrong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The redwoods are fun to visit if your on a school field trip, family hike or a place to reconnect with nature. There are many bathrooms and easy access for disabled persons or people with baby stollers. Bullfrog pond pretty much had no water and there was a wedding going on so there were limited parking spots.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being surrounded by an ancient mystical redwood forest is about the best thing one could hope to experience ! This place is beautiful and magical and sacred! I agree with everyone else's reviews, this is not to be missed. We drove above the forest and looked down upon it with complete amazement. I couldn't get enough.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to park ,Two different days an times.Wonderful place. If you can go middle of week , early in morning or before noon.Unreal ! Don't get me wrong i am sure unreal anytime. But for me getting there early an sitting in the middle of all theses Giant Redwoods in a perfect silence. Try it if you can do.Also getting... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by Armstrong Redwood State Reserve on our way out of Guerneville. I had never been to an ancient forest like this and was absolutely blown away be the peaceful beauty of the area. We walked about a 2 mile loop and checked out the General Armstrong tree. It was amazingly quiet and serene. We enjoyed the information provided... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in Santa Rosa and decided we HAD to see redwoods while we were in California. Armstrong State Reserve did not disappoint. You can battle the parking lot for free parking or pay $8 to park inside the forest. The trees themselves are indescribable. I think every other word I said was "wow!". A must see.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were going to stop at Muir Woods to see the redwoods, but it was suggested to stop here instead. It's the redwoods without all the crowds. There are several loops, but they are easy to walk or push a stroller. There are picnic and camping areas, and it is all very clean. But it is the amazing size of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were going to visit Muir Woods, but our B&B rep told us about this wonderful state park in Guerneville. So glad we left the busyness of SF and visited here instead. The trees were beautiful and majestic. It was FREE if you walked in. Parking was very close to the gate. The paths were easily marked and the park... More 

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