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green Armstrong Redwoods Tour

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Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 200' 61 m
Descent: -199' -61 m
High: 359' 109 m
Low: 252' 77 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A beautiful, easy hike through a "young" old-growth redwood forest.

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Family Friendly This is a fun easy trail with many fallen and living redwoods to play around: you can explore the inside of a burned (but living redwood), and the adventurous can cross creeks on the fallen giants.

Overview

This small park is much like Muir Woods National Park two hours to the south, with the same amazing trees and lovely path through forest floor. What it lacks: all those people. While there is some traffic here, it's nothing like Muir Woods, and there are many places to enjoy a picnic in peace.

Need to Know

You can drive through this area, but the traffic is light and not a problem at all. There are picnic spots scattered all over - take your pick! There is FREE parking right before start of the trail, and walking in to the park is free. Driving in to the picnic spots incurs a small entrance fee.

Description

This route covers the three trails nearest the park entrance and visitor center, and take you through the best section of redwoods in this park. Several are called out with special historical plaques. They are are up to 1500 years old and 310 feet tall. Think about that for a minute!

If you'd like a longer hike, there are several trails to make much longer and harder loops. Most of those trails are much hillier, and once you leave the valley floor, the trees change to Douglas fir and bay laurels. It's still lovely forest, but very common for this part of California and lacks the magic of the redwoods.

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Aug 10, 2018
Andy B
Jun 23, 2018
Cindy Savage
2.1mi
Jun 16, 2018
Alejandro Lastra
A great walk in the woods!
Mar 29, 2018
Paton McClung
Aug 20, 2017
Tina Velcich
May 14, 2017
Randy Carnley
Nice easy stroll, but gets crowded on holiday weekends 2.1mi
Mar 29, 2017
Keith Krimbel
Mar 11, 2017
Darren Priest

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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