Armstrong Redwoods SNR is a very popular spot for walking through the magnificent old-growth redwoods. The trails in the grove are accessible for wheelchairs and there is also a trail designed for the visually challenged. Docents can be scheduled for adult group walks year-round. They share interesting facts about the cultural history of the park and how it was saved by Col. James B. Armstrong and his family. They also share their knowledge about the coast redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens, and the flora and fauna found in the redwood ecosystem. If you visit the park in early spring you may be able to spot fetid adders tongue or the small, lovely calypso orchid.
Austin Creek SRA offers wonderful back-country hiking in a remote wilderness area with expansive views of the coastal hills and the Russian River valley. Especially popular are annual wildflower and plant identification hikes. Docents are available to lead groups on these hike with advanced notice.
Groups can book private naturalist or docent-led hikes (reservations at least 2 weeks in advance are recommended). To do so, simply register online by filling out our Online Reservation Form for Groups. Fees vary and help us continue to provide free docent-led environmental education programs for school groups through our School Group Education Programs. Click here to book School Group Reservations online.
EcoAdventures are also offered: kayaking, birding, tidepooling - special packages for Corporate groups are available.
For more information on scheduling a docent-led hike in Armstrong Redwoods SNR, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 869-9177 ext. 5#.