The Pioneer Trail in Armstrong Grove is an excellent example of a typical Old Growth Redwood Forest. This grove was one of the last examples of this type of forest in Sonoma County and set aside in the 1870s by the far sighted lumberman who both cut and appreciated these trees for what they were.
This walk is a self guided interpretive walk in old growth redwoods with outstanding examples of plant life within an old growth grove.
Much of this trail appears to be ADA compliant and a segment of this route has been designed for sight impaired visitors. There is a guide rope along one side of the (Discovery) trail leading to a series of Braille Information placards.
A popular park off the Russian River, Armstrong can get quite busy. The picnic areas fill quickly so check with the park web site regarding reservations.
Redwood forests can get quite cool. Bring some warm cloths.
The reserve is located three miles north of Guerneville on Armstrong Woods Road.
From Highway 101- coming North or South- 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.