Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
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Head to the heart of the Coast Range and step into the majesty of Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. You’ll find a world rich in solitude, silence, and remarkable groves of coast redwoods. A 367.5-foot redwood at Montgomery Woods was once thought to be the tallest tree in the world. Taller trees have since been found in Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Redwoods National Park, but Montgomery Woods is still noted for its lofty giants. A two-mile-long loop trail leads, steeply at first, on a rewarding tour. A nine-acre donation by Robert Orr in 1945 started the reserve, which has been enlarged to 2,743 acres by purchases and donations from Save the Redwoods League.
The reserve is open for day use only—no camping allowed. Facilities include an ADA-accessible restroom and picnic tables next to the parking lot.
Montgomery Woods lies 32 miles southeast of Mendocino or 13 miles northwest of Ukiah on twisty Orr Springs Road, past Orr's Mineral Hot Springs resort. The Reserve is located about 15 miles east of the town of Comptche.
The weather can be changeable. Summer temperatures can reach the high 80s in July, while in winter, they can dip below 40 degrees. Rain often falls between November and April.
- The reserve and its natural and cultural resources are protected by state law and may not be disturbed
- Firearms and hunting are prohibited.
- Except for service animals, pets are not permitted on the trail or in the reserve.
- Stay on the trail to avoid poison oak and to protect vegetation.
- The center of the reserve contains a marshy flat, which attracts mosquitoes.
Available Activities and Facilities at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Viewing