Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
The serene, majestic beauty of this Grove is a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century. Armstrong Redwoods preserves stately and magnificent Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as the coast redwood. These trees stand together as a testament to the wonders of the natural world. The grove offers solace from the hustle and bustle of daily life, offering the onlooker great inspiration and a place for quiet reflection.
Two generally accessible picnic sites are located near the Pool Ridge Trail trailhead . They include accessible tables on firm pads, and usable grills but assistance may be needed with water access.
Parking, routes, and restrooms: Two designated accessible spaces are a bit narrow but usable. Routes of travel from parking area to accessible sites are paved and usable but some persons may need assistance with slopes. Restrooms nearby are generally accessible. Stalls permit front transfers only.
The Pioneer Nature Trail is an accessible 0.8 mile trail constructed of compacted soil that extends from the Visitor Center to the day-use picnic area. The trail meanders among a dense redwood canopy offering views of Fife Creek and the prominent Icicle and Parson Jones Trees. Interpretive panels are spaced randomly along the trail and discuss the forest ecosystem as well as its history. Some panels offer a tactile experience.
Parking and restrooms: Accessible parking is located near the Burbank Circle and near the day-use picnic area. Restrooms near the day-use picnic area are generally accessible.
Visitor Center: Visitors using wheelchairs may require assistance with ramp and path slopes. Otherwise, the center is generally accessible.
8:00 AM to one hour after official sunset.