Armstrong Woods Video - Sonoma County
Armstrong Woods State Park
Armstrong Woods State Park is one of Sonoma County's true gems. No visit to Northern California would be complete without a visit to its majestic redwoods, the tallest and oldest living things on earth. Two trees stand out among the crowd at Armstrong Woods State Park the 310 foot Parson Jones Tree and the 1400 year old Colonel Armstrong tree.
Parking is free just outside the park, it's $8 if you want to drive in and park your car. Driving in is a good idea if you have kids and/or a large picnic lunch. You just drive to the back and there are picnic tables close to the parking area.
Otherwise most people just park in the free lot and walk in. The moment you walk into Armstrong Woods you feel the temperature drop along with your heart rate. A sense of peacefulness overtakes you as feel surrounded and enveloped by the ancient trees. I completely recommend that you take your shoes off and walk barefoot on the trails.