Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

location

15825 Orr Springs Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

(707) 937-5804

 

Open

Day use.

 

Recreational Activities

Montgomery Trail—The reserve has one two-mile trail, which loops back on itself. The steep entrance leading into the woods has about a 900-foot elevation gain. In wet weather, the trail can be muddy or flooded.

 

General Info

Getting to Montgomery Woods can be an adventure in itself. Orr Springs Road is windy and long, and reduces to a single lane in spots. But for adventurous types, the trip is well worth it. The old-growth trees in this oasis of solitude have survived for thousands of years, and the redwood forest enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures can reach 88 degrees in July, while on winter days, the thermometer can dip below 40 degrees. Rain often falls between November and April.