Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

Montgomery Woods is one of the more remote of California’s redwood parks. It is an excellent example of both a magnificent coastal redwood grove and a beautiful fern forest.

The reserve started with a nine-acre donation by Robert Orr in 1945, and has been enlarged to 1,142 acres by purchases and donations from the Save the Redwoods League. The coastal redwood favors moderate temperature with lots of moisture. Redwoods fare especially well in areas of heavy fog, where the soil rarely dries completely.

The coastal redwood is the tallest tree on earth, measuring up to 370 feet in height. The coast redwood grows best on river flats and stream junctions, where they receive a rich supply of alluvial soil, or silt, deposited there by flood waters.

Recreational Opportunities

Have a breathtaking experience walking the 3 mile trail through old growth redwoods that have never been logged.

Seasons Accessible

Year-round. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

Fees: Day use is free. Camping is not allowed.

For More Information, Contact:

California State Parks

707-937-5804 · fax 707-937-2953


Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve