Pioneer Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Sonoma County, California. It is within Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 116 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 55 feet. The Armstrong Redwoods Visitors Center ranger station is near the trailhead. There are also parking, restrooms, and drinking water. The Parson Jones Tree can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Icicle Tree.
Pioneer Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This level loop trail takes you through the heart of an old-growth redwood forest, with a side trip to the Forest Theater. You climb only 50 feet the entire way, making this an easy hike through redwood forest. Interpretive signs along the way explain such topics as forest animals, Native Americans, and methods of redwood regeneration. The disabled-accessible Discovery Trail to the Colonel Armstrong Tree has several features designed to aid visually impaired persons."
--Stephen W. Hinch, Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River (Wilderness Press).
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