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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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Riverlane Resort

Riverlane Resort

16320 First St., Guerneville
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Guerneville, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Johnson's Beach and Pee Wee Golf and Arcade. Armstrong Redwoods State Park and Porter-Bass Vineyard are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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