On The QT

Armstrong Redwood State Park

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

While in California, we decided to go a little off the beaten track and explore the Armstrong Redwoods State Park. 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. 


We enjoyed an early morning walk around this majestic beauty. (Note: It’s all shaded so bring a jacket as it can be cold, especially early morning). We learnt a lot walking around the nature trails…  these trees live to be up to 1,000 years old and grow a diameter of up to 16 feet. They stand up to 250 feet tall. It is just spectacular to see such beauty.



The park is full of picnic facilities, nature trails and even volunteers who can fill you in on the history of the gem. While you can drive into the park, you can also park in the lot at the park entrance and walk in for free. You can feel the dramatic effect of the tall trees as you enter the gem. Well worth a visit to this spectacular gem. The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on our planet!


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