Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
15825 Orr Springs Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
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.
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.