Armstrong Redwoods State Park

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Armstrong Redwoods State Park

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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.

Top Hotels Close to Armstrong Redwoods State Park

Cottages on River Road
Cottages on River Road
2.5 out of 5
14880 River Rd, Guerneville, CA, 95446
Fully refundable
The price is $129 per night from May 22 to May 23
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"They have great breakfast sandwiches and muffins in the mornings!"

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Sabor Mexicano Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm
Sabor Mexicano Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm
Guerneville, CA
Stay at this family-friendly farm stay in Guerneville. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and a spa tub. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities in our ...
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Serene creekside home w/ private hot tub & deck - close to river/woods, dogs OK
Serene creekside home w/ private hot tub & deck - close to river/woods, dogs OK
Guerneville, CA
Stay at this family-friendly cottage in Guerneville. Enjoy a spa tub, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
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Lovely creek side cabin
"We had a great time visiting. Very quiet, short drive to town or Armstrong redwoods. Creek next to the cabin was delightful."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

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Cottages on River Road
Cottages on River Road
2.5 out of 5
14880 River Rd, Guerneville, CA, 95446
The price is $129 per night from May 22 to May 23
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Sabor Mexicano Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm
Sabor Mexicano Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm
Guerneville, CA
Sabor Mexicano Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm
Serene creekside home w/ private hot tub & deck - close to river/woods, dogs OK
Serene creekside home w/ private hot tub & deck - close to river/woods, dogs OK
Guerneville, CA
Serene creekside home w/ private hot tub & deck - close to river/woods, dogs OK
Boon Hotel + Spa - Adults Only
Boon Hotel + Spa - Adults Only
3 out of 5
14711 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA, 95446
The price is $351 per night from May 30 to May 31
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Surrey Resort and Gym
Surrey Resort and Gym
2.5 out of 5
16590 CA-116, Guerneville, CA, 95446
The price is $229 per night from May 17 to May 18
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Quiet Cottage w/ Redwood Forest Views & Deck!
Quiet Cottage w/ Redwood Forest Views & Deck!
Guerneville, CA
Quiet Cottage w/ Redwood Forest Views & Deck!
Peaceful Cottage (w/ hot tub) Short Walk to River
Peaceful Cottage (w/ hot tub) Short Walk to River
Guerneville, CA
Peaceful Cottage (w/ hot tub) Short Walk to River
Cottage with a large patio, free WiFi, washer/dryer, & gas grill
Cottage with a large patio, free WiFi, washer/dryer, & gas grill
Guerneville, CA
Cottage with a large patio, free WiFi, washer/dryer, & gas grill
West Sonoma Inn & spa
West Sonoma Inn & spa
3.5 out of 5
14100 Brookside Lane, Guerneville, CA, 95446
The price is $225 per night from May 17 to May 18
West Sonoma Inn & spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.