Armstrong Redwood Forrest
The Redwood Forrest was my favorite part of this trip. I’d never been in a forrest like this and it was so pretty and quiet and serene. Everything was SO green! These pictures don’t do it justice. We have a trip to the Sequoia’s planned for this summer and we are so excited to visit there too!
The tallest tree in this forrest is 310 ft tall, which is longer than a football field! The oldest tree (Colonel Armstrong) is thought to be over 1400 years old. This forrest is 805 acres and gets around 55 inches of rain per year.
We went for a 20 or so minute walk through the forrest and it was so pretty. Everything feels damp and the rich colors are amazing. The kids had a great time exploring. It made us excited to get them out and about more. Sometime about being in nature just puts everyone in a good mood.
These trees were big. A few had fallen over the path so it was neat to see inside of them. And some of the stumps were so big you could walk around in them. Truly amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it.
They also had a theater in the middle of the woods. Not sure the benches would be very comfortable to sit on for any amount of time, but it’s a neat environment for sure.
We drove to the other side of the forrest and did another short hike over there to a little waterfall. It was so relaxing, or it would have been if we were chasing after the older two kids. That bench that looked out on the waterfall had a plaque on it that read “For moms and dads”.
This part of CA is gorgeous. We can’t wait to explore more of it!!