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Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve

Overview
Armstrong Redwoods preserves an 805-acre grove of the stately Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as the coast redwood. The park is located two miles north of Guerneville, off of Armstrong Woods Road. Phone (707) 869-2015 for more information.

Picnic Area
Eight accessible picnic sites are dispersed within the picnic area. From the park entrance, follow Armstrong Woods Road 0.8 mile to the picnic area. Parking and routes are accessible. Accessible restroom is located at the back of the picnic loop, adjacent to the Pool Ridge Trailhead.

Trails
The Armstrong Nature Trail aka Icicle Trail is a 0.28 mile accessible trail from the Discovery Trail near the Colonel Armstrong Tree parking area to the Pioneer Nature Trail near the Icicle Tree among a dense redwood canopy. The surface is compacted soil. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 8%. Accessible parking is available at Colonel Armstrong Tree parking area.

The Discovery Trail is a 0.21 mile accessible trail from the Pioneer Nature Trail at Burbank Circle parking area to the Colonel Armstrong Tree parking area among a dense redwood canopy offering views and opportunities to touch large trees. The surface is compacted soil. The trail is generally flat at less than 5%. Accessible parking is located at Burbank Circle and Colonel Armstrong Tree parking areas. Interpretive panels are spaced randomly along the trail and discuss the forest ecosystem as well as its history. Some panels offer a tactile experience.

The Pioneer Nature Trail is a 0.77 mile accessible trail that extends from the Visitor Center to the picnic area. The trail meanders among a dense redwood canopy offering views of Fife Creek and the prominent Icicle and Parson Jones Trees. The surface is compacted soil. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 8%. Interpretive panels are spaced randomly along the trail and discuss the forest ecosystem as well as its history. Some panels offer a tactile experience.

Restrooms adjacent to the Visitor Center and within the picnic area are accessible.

Accessible Trail Data
Trail Name Running Slope Cross Slope Trail Width Trail Surface
Armstrong Naure Trail 4% Average 3% Average 5 FT Average Soil
8% Maximum 4% Maximum 4 FT Minimum
Discovery Trail 3% Average 3% Average 5 FT Average Soil
6% Maximum 5% Maximum 4 FT Minimum
Pioneer Nature Trail 3% Average 2% Average 6 FT Average Soil
8% Maximum 4% Maximum 5 FT Minimum

Exhibits/Programs
The Visitor Center, located at the park entrance, is accessible. Operated by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, the Visitor Center has interpretive displays and sells a variety of educational items. Accessible parking and restrooms are adjacent to the building.


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For more information: access@parks.ca.gov | Phone: (916) 445-8949 | Fax: (916) 449-8966
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