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Address: Montgomery State Reserve, Ukiah, CA

A coast redwood growing in Montgomery Woods State Reserve near Ukiah, is...

A coast redwood growing in Montgomery Woods State Reserve near Ukiah, is the tallest known tree in the world. It stands five stories higher than the Statue of Liberty.

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A Hidden Gem

Montgomery Woods is a rare old growth redwood forest with some of the tallest trees in the world. Its about twenty minutes west of Ukiah over the rim of the Ukiah Valley... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
Jim A
Ukiah, California, United States
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Ukiah, California, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Montgomery Woods is a rare old growth redwood forest with some of the tallest trees in the world. Its about twenty minutes west of Ukiah over the rim of the Ukiah Valley. Parking is limited, but adequate. I have never run into a crowd. Once you make it up the first hill you are in an enchanted setting with plenty... More 

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Redding, California, United States
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Take snacks, you will NOT want to leave. the trees are magnificent. Take a short walk down any trail to lose sight of the road, and sit down...Renew your spirit here.

1 Thank Laura W
Temecula, California
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275 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

I love the redwoods & have visited many, many groves. Add to it, my wife & I accidentally took this road almost 35 years ago, before it was even paved. The road is in better condition west of the Reserve than east, but both are slow and often very narrow. But now paved. Previous reviewers have lamented the conditions of... More 

1 Thank Les J
Pleasanton, California
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668 reviews
434 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ok, first off, the trees are totally magnificent! These are some of the tallest trees in the world with a lot of "character" due to frequent fires which burn big pieces of wood turning the trees into hollow shells. So what are the other pros? There are very few visitors and you'll get pretty "original" experience of the wild natural... More 

8 Thank heckfy
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Getting to this place is little hard. The road gets really narrow and very curvy. We went here with the family and kids did not walk the entire trail (3 miles). The beginning of trail is steep but later it gets flatter. The trees are magnificent. Walking here was a Jurassic experience without the dinosaurs.I would go back here again.... More 

3 Thank calimaan
Udine, Italy
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291 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful red wood sequoias, very few people around, nice easy trail in the forest! What better to ask for an Italian group wandering Northern California in search of nice locations, possibly far from touristic routes?

2 Thank Carltasso
The Woodlands, Texas
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191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We traveled through the Giant Redwoods near Oregon last year and decided to visit Montgomery State Reserve to walk the trail. Guess we should have read additional information as NO DOGS are allowed on the trails and we brought our Certified Therapy Dog (not a working dog) all the way up and down the narrow hairpin turns for almost an... More 

10 Thank Rebekajean
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Forget the thousands of visitors at Muir Woods. This beautiful and under-visited stand of redwoods is the go-to-place to view these ancient, majestic living beings in solitude. It is a good hike for families and offers parking and restrooms, but little else in terms of amenities. That's a good thing in my book. Bring a camera, too, because there many... More 

5 Thank DogenJoe
Milpitas, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Couple of mile hike, fairly flat, very doable with family, and you get to see some of the tallest tree in the world. This hike boasts 3rd highest tree in the world.

1 Thank Maneesh A
Reno, Nevada
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Well worth the "hairpin turn" drive to visit. Magnificient old growth redwoods and hardly any other visitors. Strongly recommend!!

2 Thank PJW10K

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