Get off the beaten path and away from the hectic life of the city at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve outside Ukiah. Of California’s 31 redwood parks, this is one of the most remote. Redwood groves seamlessly blend with lush fern forests in this beautiful 700-acre park.
Well-marked trails follow Montgomery Creek upstream to five separate redwood groves that have never been logged. Picnic tables and restrooms are available; bring your camera and relish the pristine silence that only a natural reserve like this can offer. Open daily. No dogs allowed. Located about 13 miles west of Ukiah on Orr Springs Road.