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Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

When planning family vacations, I always include a hike in our itinerary. When planning our trip to visit Santa Rosa, there were so many hiking options, but I knew that I wanted to take a hike in the redwoods.

Picnic lunch in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

After wine tasting at the Korbel Winery, we made the short drive to the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. We parked the car and unpacked the picnic lunch that we had picked up at the Korbel Winery deli. We sat under the giant redwood trees and had a delicious lunch together.

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One of the favorite things about the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is that it is not crowded like other places where families can see redwoods. It was so calm, peaceful, and we could hear the little scratches from a squirrel climbing up one of the trees.

Best family hike in Santa Rosa

The perfect hiking trail to explore with children is the Pioneer Nature Trail. The trail is only 0.75 miles and is stroller friendly. It is a wide, smooth path making it easy for families with little ones.

Santa Rosa Redwoods hiking trail

While on the hiking trail, we were able to get up-close with the beautiful redwood trees. There are many photo opportunities inside some of the trees and plenty of places to stop, rest, and enjoy the beautiful trees. We took a relaxing stroll along the trail while admiring the breathtaking redwood trees.

Family friendly hiking at the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Redwood trees in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

The hike was one of my favorite family activities while visiting Santa Rosa. When planning your upcoming family getaway to Santa Rosa, make plans to go on a hike along the Pioneer Nature Trail in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. It is located at 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446.

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Redwoods in Santa Rosa

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve Entrance Fee

$10.00 per vehicle
$7.00 per vehicle for seniors
Free to pedestrians and bicyclists
Bus fee for 10-24 passengers is $50.00

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