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Armstrong Redwoods State Park

Enjoy a picnic in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest trees in the midst of this dense grove of redwoods.

Armstrong Redwoods State Park is a vast forested area with a creek and picturesque trails that meander around enormous trees. This serene and secluded area is perfect for tranquil reflection and long walks with your family. Gaze up at the towering redwoods that are among the tallest living things on the planet.

Arrive in the morning for a chance to see the forest immersed in a mysterious fog that has a humidity which helps the trees to thrive. Redwoods have been known to live for more than 2,000 years and grow 350 feet (107 meters) tall. Arrive at the visitor center for an overview of the park and its history. Learn about these fascinating trees through photos and displays.

Purchase snacks, drinks and souvenirs from the kiosk. Embark on the Pioneer Nature Trail, which is a flat and easy self-guided round-trip covering 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of the park. An alternative is the Discovery Trail, with its handheld rope, Braille interpretive panels and tree-hugging platform.

Gaze up at the Parson Jones Tree, considered the tallest in the entire redwood grove. The tree is near the entrance and is 310 feet (94 meters) tall. Note that the oldest tree in the forest is the Colonel Armstrong Tree, which is thought to be 1,400 years old. Admire the mysterious burl formations that grow around the Icicle Tree.

Consider staying overnight at the Bullfrog Pond Campground outside the park’s northern limits. Explore the surrounding grasslands and oaks of Austin Creek State Recreation Area.

Note that the park opens daily from morning until one hour after sunset. While entry is free, donations are accepted in the visitor center.

Armstrong Redwoods State Park is in the Russian River Valley in northwestern California. Drive north from Guerneville for 2 miles (3 kilometers) to get here in under 10 minutes. Guerneville also has a direct bus service to the park. Visit other nearby landmarks, such as Sonoma Coast State Park and Russian River State Marine Conservation Area.


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Lodging Near Armstrong Redwoods State Park

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Aberley Grove ~ Spa, Dog Friendly, Cozy, Redwoods!
Aberley Grove ~ Spa, Dog Friendly, Cozy, Redwoods!

Aberley Grove ~ Spa, Dog Friendly, Cozy, Redwoods!

, Guerneville
     
    0.0 out of 5.0

    Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is close to Armstrong Redwoods State Park, Austin Creek State Recreation Area, and Korbel Champagne Cellars. Local attractions also include Pee Wee Golf and Arcade and Johnson's Beach.

    Quiet Guerneville Cottage w/ Redwood Forest Views!
    Quiet Guerneville Cottage w/ Redwood Forest Views!

    Quiet Guerneville Cottage w/ Redwood Forest Views!

    , Guerneville
       
      0.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in a rural location, this property is close to Armstrong Redwoods State Park, Korbel Champagne Cellars, and Pee Wee Golf and Arcade. Also nearby are Austin Creek State Recreation Area and Johnson's Beach.

      Bird's Nest Cottage! Lounge in the Hot Tub, Walk to River, Tennis, Playground!
      Bird's Nest Cottage! Lounge in the Hot Tub, Walk to River, Tennis, Playground!

      Bird's Nest Cottage! Lounge in the Hot Tub, Walk to River, Tennis, Playground!

      , Guerneville
         
        5.0
        of 5, from 1 reviews
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        Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is close to Armstrong Redwoods State Park, Korbel Champagne Cellars, and Pee Wee Golf and Arcade. Also nearby are Johnson's Beach and Austin Creek State Recreation Area.

        Rio Nido Lodge $99
        Rio Nido Lodge

        Rio Nido Lodge

        4444 Wood Road, Guerneville
           
          4.0
          of 5, from 11 reviews
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Situated near the beach in Guerneville, this lodge is close to Korbel Champagne Cellars, Armstrong Redwoods State Park and Pee Wee Golf and Arcade. Local attractions also include Johnson's Beach and Austin Creek State Recreation Area.

          Cottages on River Road $120
          Cottages on River Road

          Cottages on River Road

          14880 River Rd, Guerneville
             
            4.5
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            2.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Guerneville, this cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of Johnson's Beach, Pee Wee Golf and Arcade, and Korbel Champagne Cellars. Armstrong Redwoods State Park is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

            A Quiet Retreat In The Woods Close To The Russian River
            A Quiet Retreat In The Woods Close To The Russian River

            A Quiet Retreat In The Woods Close To The Russian River

            , Guerneville
               
              5.0
              of 5, from 4 reviews
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              Situated in Guerneville, this vacation home is close to Korbel Champagne Cellars, Armstrong Redwoods State Park, and Pee Wee Golf and Arcade. Local attractions also include Austin Creek State Recreation Area and Johnson's Beach.

              Dock Calm ~ Amazing River Views! Close to Wineries!
              Dock Calm ~ Amazing River Views! Close to Wineries!

              Dock Calm ~ Amazing River Views! Close to Wineries!

              , Guerneville
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Guerneville, this vacation home is close to Korbel Champagne Cellars, Pee Wee Golf and Arcade, and Armstrong Redwoods State Park. Local attractions also include Johnson's Beach and Austin Creek State Recreation Area.

                Culture Blend ~ Great Group Getaway, Hot Tub, River Access, Game Room, Bbq!
                Culture Blend ~ Great Group Getaway, Hot Tub, River Access, Game Room, Bbq!

                Culture Blend ~ Great Group Getaway, Hot Tub, River Access, Game Room, Bbq!

                , Guerneville
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Guerneville, this vacation home is close to Korbel Champagne Cellars, Pee Wee Golf and Arcade, and Johnson's Beach. Local attractions also include Armstrong Redwoods State Park and Austin Creek State Recreation Area.