The serene, majestic beauty of this Grove is a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century. Armstrong Redwoods preserves stately and magnificent Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as the coast redwood. The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on our planet! These remarkable trees live to be 500-1,000 years old, grow to a diameter of 12-16 feet, and stand from 200-250 feet tall.
Thanks to actions taken by James Armstrong in the 1870’s, many of these giants have been preserved. The Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree in the grove, estimated to be over 1,400 years old. This magnificent tree is located close to the park entrance and can be seen on our trek.