General Public Tours

On many days that high visitation is expected (most holidays & summer weekends) our team of dedicated docents offer tours to the General Public for a suggested donation of $5 to $10/person (children under 13, service members and veterans/ RPCVs not expected to contribute). To find out when and if a general public tour will be available during your visit to the Armstrong Redwoods SNR please call our office at (707) 869-9177. These tours generally meet at the Lizzie Armstrong Welcome Center at the front of the park. Should you take part, please give your donation directly to your docent or to the volunteer at the Welcome Center stipulating it is a tour donation (center opens at 11AM most days). If your party is larger than 10, please make a reservation for a group tour (see below). 

First Day Hike - 2020 - East Ridge Trail Guided Hike

Happy New Year!

We welcome you to join State Parks Volunteer Docent Larry Williams for a First Day Hike in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. This hike will meet at 9 am at the Armstrong Visitor's Center at the front of the park.

This event does not require reservations and is free. To join this hike simply show up on time in the correct location to participate.

Hikers will be going up the East Ridge Trail. This is Moderate-Strenuous hike that climbs elevation continuously to a ridgeline in an oak woodland/ riparian system and then follows the ridgeline for 2 miles before descending steeply into the redwood forest. The hike will end with a jaunt through the Armstrong Grove before ending at the start next to the Visitor's Center. Docent Larry will discuss Animal Tracking and Plant Identification as appropriate along the hike.

Additional Information:

Children 10 and older with an adult chaperone/ guardian are welcome.

Sorry no dogs are permitted on State Parks trails.

This event is rain or shine so please plan for the days' conditions and wear appropriate gear.

For more information or to have questions answered please call (707) 869-9177, please note the office will be closed for two week during the holiday season beginning Dec. 20th and lasting through Jan. 2nd, to reach a person during that time please email Michele at

Group Tours in Your State Parks

Docent-led Group Tours are available at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and at Sonoma Coast State Park. Our docents are knowledgeable about the flora and fauna in the parks, the history, as well as the geologic features on the Sonoma Coast.

Reservations made less than a week in advance will not be accepted without special permission. The cost will be confirmed after you book your reservation. Please note that your tour is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from our Programs staff.

Tours are approx. 2 hours, but can be extended based on your group's needs (additional cost may apply) but it is difficult to shorten due to the distance to be covered to the major park attractions. Catered lunches are available upon request for an additional cost of $25 for adults and $20 for children. Lunch usually includes a salad or sandwich, drink, piece of fruit and cookie.


Group Tour Fees

Persons with Disabilities  $10/person
Adult Groups (5+ persons) $30/person
Adult Groups (10+ persons) $25/person
Seniors/Nonprofit Groups (min. 5 persons) $10/person 
Children Groups - not Schools $5-$10/child

Additional discounts available to large groups of 20 to 50 and 50+ participants. We apologize but we do not offer group tours for groups of 5 or less unless there are special circumstances such as disabilities that require oral interpretation. 

Funds raised through group tours support our free education programs for youth. Members of Stewards receive a 20% discount—become a member here.  

Choose your option below to reserve a day/time.

More Information

Contact Kimberly Barbosa Soeiro via email or phone at (707) 869-9177 x 1#. 

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