Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.
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LIBLK5
Paso Robles, CA30 contributions
Nature at its finest!!!
Aug. 2020
Beautiful hike and bike through the redwoods!! I wish there were a bit more bike trails, but we still had a good time! Park on the road to avoid park fees.
Written 10 August 2020
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The Adventure Buddies
Manhattan Beach, CA641 contributions
The Adventure Buddies goes to Armstrong Redwoods
Jul. 2020 • Family
The Adventure Buddies had a great time exploring the Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. We visited Colonel Armstrong a tree over 1400 years old and Parsons 1300 years old! Explored the forest learning about the roots, the moss, animals, so incredibly beautiful we all enjoyed it very much taking lots of memorable videos and photos! Easy hike for all ages!
Written 28 July 2020
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jsilverman83
Oakland, CA284 contributions
Amazing redwood grove with a wide variety of walking, biking, horse riding, and driving trails!
Jul. 2020
Muir Woods, just north of San Francisco, is beautiful, but Armstrong Redwoods blows it out of the water! The sheer density of huge redwoods and beautiful forest makes this spot a can't-miss if you're at all near the area. There are a bunch of moderate-to-difficult hikes with some decent elevation changes. There are some long, but mostly flat and fairly easy hikes. There are some accessible hikes that are short, flat, and still go by some of the biggest trees in the grove. And there is even a paved road that goes quite far into the reserve and has multiple turnouts and parking lots that are right among the trees.
Written 26 July 2020
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Bob M
Santa Rosa, CA73 contributions
Small but MIGHTY!
Jul. 2020
I live in Santa Rosa, about 30 minutes from Armstrong, and during this time of shelter in place, this is my GO TO place to get some fresh air. It's not a huge park, and, fortunately, many people don't know about its beauty, so, except for weekends and holidays, it is seldom crowded. Just sitting amongst these gentle giants, many of which are over 300' tall, is an experience in serenity. The redwood grove is easily accessible, with well maintained trails, most of which are wheelchair accessible. I recently had knee replacement surgery, and I have no problem on my walks. Dogs are permitted on the paved portions. If you come after it starts raining in the winter, there is a nice waterfall on Fife Creek which is a relatively easy hike. There are also fungi and wildflowers. Just closing my eyes, I can smell the FRESH AIR THERE! The visitor center is closed right now, but if you go after it opens, it's small, but information packed. The staff in the park are great and will answer ALL your questions; just ask at the entrance kiosk. (Locals tip: If you like Mexican food, the taco truck in front of Safeway downtown is well worth a stop. Just about every time I go to the park, which is weekly, I get lunch at the truck.)
Written 20 July 2020
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Anna K
11 contributions
Gorgeous park
Jul. 2020 • Family
Beautiful park, dogs allowed on paved trails, great place to walk in the shade on a hot day and perfect for social distancing.
Written 18 July 2020
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kim R
Oviedo, FL57 contributions
Don’t miss this
Jul. 2020 • Friends
We had a nice visit. It was a relatively short drive from Healdsburg and a nice break from the wineries. We arrived at 9:00am and by the time we left more people arrived. I especially enjoyed the forest when it was empty so I didn’t have to pull up my mask. The park was clean and the trails were soft and easy to walk.
Written 10 July 2020
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK14,058 contributions
A good place to experience this massive historical coastal redwood trees.
Sep. 2019
The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is a Californian state park established to preserve 805 acres of coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). During the 1870's the area was set aside as a natural park and botanical garden by Colonel James Armstrong, however it didn't open to the public until 1936. The reserve includes a visitor center, outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails, and a variety of picnic facilities. The Discovery Trail offers a wheelchair accessible pathway, interpretive panels in Braille, and tree hugging platforms. The Armstrong Nature Trail is an easy stroll through the grove and is also wheelchair accessible. Guides are available at the visitor center.
It is a pleasant place to walk and get some exercise whilst taking in the majestic coast redwoods. The oldest tree is The Colonel Armstrong Tree, estimated to be over 1400 years old. It is about a 800m walk from the park entrance. Whilst the tallest tree is The Parson Jones Tree, measuring more than 310 feet (94 m) in height. It is about a 93m walk from the park entrance.
Trail maps are available free of charge at the visitor centre. I enjoyed my visit to Armstrong Redwoods State Park and I recommend it as a good place to experience this massive historical trees.
Written 10 March 2020
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Anne689
Livermore, CA275 contributions
Beautiful!
Mar. 2020 • Friends
A great place to spend half a day. The short trails are well maintained and well marked providing information about the park and the redwoods. Lovely place to enjoy a picnic amidst the beauty of the reserve. The outdoor theater would be a great place to see entertainment. Well worth the $10 entrance fee to drive in. However, parking is free outside the gate by the Visitor Center.
Written 5 March 2020
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Ash
7 contributions
Pretty tall redwoods
Feb. 2020
Very pretty walking around on forest floor around the entrance/ parking. Any hikes further out have steep inclines.
Written 3 March 2020
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TerraLupin
Apex, NC123 contributions
Lots of fun for the whole family
Feb. 2020
Visiting the Armstrong Redwood State Reserve was a blast. Eight of us (4 adults, 4 kids aged 6-12) spent 2-3 hours there, and had a blast. The trails that we hiked were relatively flat and that cut down on a lot of potential complaining from the little ones. Also, the Visitor's Center has a "treasure hunt" that they give to kids, encouraging them to keep their eyes open for interesting sights on the way. The kids all really enjoyed the hunt, and it gave the parents a chance to relax, chat, and take in the views.
Written 23 February 2020
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