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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Address: 17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9587
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+1 707-869-2015

A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.

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Absolutely beautiful!

What a great stop. The park is beautiful and well kept. Great bathroom facilities. No charge parking too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elk River, Minnesota

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A short drive from our B&B, this state forest is located just outside Guerneville and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. The tall, majestic redwoods, some over 300 feet tall, are truly amazing. We paid $8.00 to drive in as it was raining but was told we could park outside and walk in. Coming from the east... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great stop. The park is beautiful and well kept. Great bathroom facilities. No charge parking too.

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Visalia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is beautiful and quiet. It is pay for parking inside the park and outside parking can get busy. Even with parking hard to find it was still peaceful. Walking in is free. Dogs are allowed but only on paved areas. The stop was worth the time

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a chilly day after camping on the coast in December. It was slightly overcasts and so peaceful there. It is a little off the beaten path so it doesn't get as crowded but is certainly worth the visit if you are in the area. Parking may be a struggle in the busy summer months but was a... More 

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in December, so might explain it not being crowded... but everywhere else we went on this trip was jam packed so maybe this gem is just not well known? We parked just outside the reserve and walked in, so fee was basically donation based. We did the very easy trail loop from the visitor center and saw some... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first people to see the Redwood forests in their natural state must have been overwhelmed by their majesty. Now reduced to mere tatters of their former range (over much of North America) they STILL feel like holy places. The Armstrong reserve is at least as wonderful as -- and far less mobbed than -- Muir Woods. 2-5 miles of... More 

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Monte Rio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular redwood forest, hiking trails, info center, driveable (at a fee - walk-ins are free), creeks, mushrooms, and camping at bullfrog pond in the high country. Arguably the most frequently-visit and spectacular destination in Sonoma County

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though I was here in the rain, I loved this place. It is so tranquil, and the trees are majestic. While they are not as big as some other redwoods, they are still amazing.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Short but beautiful paths, both paved and unpaved, through the reserve. Pets allowed on the paved road.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were on a road trip, driving a red mustang convertible up the coast of California. We wanted to spend some time in wine country, so we headed in land a bit. Another "want" on our trip was a hike in the redwoods. We had researched a couple of places to go -- the Muir Woods just... More 

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