Redwood National
& State Parks

Southern Humboldt

& Sonoma Counties

San Francisco
Bay Area

Big Sur

Parks in this region

Montgomery Woods

Hendy Woods

Mailliard Redwoods

Armstrong Redwoods

Grove of Old Trees


Mendocino and Sonoma Counties

Montgomery Woods, Hendy Woods, and Armstrong Redwoods


***** Montgomery Woods State Reserve **** Hendy Woods State Park * Mailliard Redwoods State Park ** Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve * Grove of the Old Trees Southern Humbobldt County San Francisco Bay Area

***** Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

Hidden in a remote, steep-sided valley within this reserve is one of the world's most beautiful redwood groves. The lush, sheltered enclave contrasts strikingly with the surrounding oak savannah and contains a tree that was once considered the world's tallest.

**** Hendy Woods State Park

Situated among the apple orchards and vineyards of the Anderson Valley, this quiet park has a superb and surprisingly large alluvial-flat grove that is midway between the northern and southern redwood parks in both location and appearance.

* Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Malliard Redwoods is a patch of old-growth redwood upland. There are no trails in this park and really nothing of interest other than the mid-sized redwoods that can be seen from the road.

** Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Armstrong Redwoods has a very attractive grove that lines the access road to the Colonel Armstrong Tree. The rest of the park, including most of the trails, is less attractive, with a dense understory of tanoak and huckleberry and a rather arid appearance. The park is connected to the very scenic Austin Creek Recreation Area and is within the popular Russian River resort area.

* Grove of the Old Trees

Located just west of the appealing little town of Occidental and the scenic Bohemian Highway, this tiny ridgetop grove has about a mile of trails and a few moderately large trees but, as might be expected for an upland grove, most of the redwoods are small.



© 2005 David Baselt