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Redwoods & Rivers in Sonoma County

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Surrounded by ancient redwoods in the heart of Sonoma County and just a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Russian River area invites you to explore, play or just relax. This region has embraced travelers since the railroads linked it to San Francisco in 1877. Today, charming towns like Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville welcome visitors to their local shops and galleries. Or maybe you're looking for a cup of coffee, a homemade pastry, or a farm-to-table lunch in Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Duncans Mills – the whole county is known for great wines and locally made foods.

And no matter what your accommodation style is – from camping to luxury resorts and everything in between – travelers of any budget can find places here. The best way to see the area is to get outside. Hike through the majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Or cycle roads that are fit for beginners or professionals. If paddling down the river in a kayak or canoe is on your must-do list, make sure to check out Sonoma County's safety tips for water activities here.

 

Places in the Redwoods & Rivers Region

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Christopher Queen Galleries Photo
25171 Highway 116, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Visit Christopher Queen Galleries in Historic Duncans Mills, nestled along the Russian River among the vineyards and redwoods and minutes from the Pacific Coast. Established in 1976, the gallery…

Worldly Goods Photo
One Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Come explore the world with us! Hammocks, pottery, jewelry, clothing — just a few of the things we offer from around the globe at Worldly Goods. Need a gift? We have silver bangles from Jamaica and…

Duncans Mills Camping Club Photo
25387 Steelhead Blvd., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Duncans Mills Camping Club is a Private Club that rests along one-quarter of a mile on the Russian River just minutes before it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by Redwood Forest, the club…

Cape Fear Cafe Photo
25191 Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Join us at Cape Fear Café for a memorable meal indoors or on our sunny patio, in the charming town of Duncans Mills. Located in the heart of the redwoods near the northern California coastline, enjoy…

Amazing Place Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Duncans Mills, CA 95430

How Sweet It Is! Spacious Riverfront Home, Hot Tub, Redwoods, Lovely Views, Lawn, *Seasonal River Access/Kayaks (pugs not included), Central Heat, Woodstove, 2019 Kitchen, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Landline.…

Happy Trails Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Spacious, Charmingly Updated Riverfront Chalet, Epic River & Mountain Views, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard, Lawn, *Seasonal Private River Access & Boats; Short Drive to Duncans Mills, Coast, Wine Tasting,…

Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail Photo
Highway 1, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jenner, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of…