Located just outside the Russian River town of Guerneville, this 805-acre park features a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods and a variety of hikes that will take you from ferny redwood groves to oak- and wildflower-studded ridgelines.
TRAILS TO TAKE:
Easy: 1.7 Miles. Take the Pioneer Trail from the park entrance to the Armstrong Tree, then to the picnic area, and return.
Moderate: 2.2 Miles with a 400' climb. Take the East Ridge Trail from the front parking lot to the picnic area and return to the entrance via the Pioneer Trail.
Strenuous: 5.6 Miles with 1100' climb. Take the East Ridge Trail from the front parking lot to the Gilliam Creek trailhead. Loop back down to the Grove by taking the Pool Ridge Trail to the Armstrong Tree. Return to the entrance via the Pioneer Trail.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 101, take the River Road exit (in Santa Rosa). Go west on River Road until you reach Guerneville. At the second stop light make a right hand turn onto Armstrong Woods Road. This road will end in the park.