Trails Challenge 2014

Explore the Regional Parks and do something good for your body and mind! Hike five trails from June though November and submit your trails log to receive prizes.

Take the Challenge!

Discover Tolay Lake Regional Park

Join ranger-led hikes of this special park in the hills southeast of Petaluma and learn how to become a regular visitor to Tolay.

Sept. 28 Hike

Calling all Water Dogs!

The "Water Bark" dog swims return to Spring Lake for every weekend in September. Let your dogs join the off-leash party!

Off-leash Swim


Sonoma County's parks are a destination for hiking, cycling, kayaking, birding and other natural fun. Get active on your own or join a guided outing. Come on out!

Activities CalendarJoin us for ranger walks at Tolay Lake and Naturally Fit classes at some park favorites. Interested in volunteering in the parks? Come to a monthly orientation. Visit our activities calendar for details about these and other events.

Discover, Play, Learn

  • Hiking
    With trails leading to beaches, mountains, forests, meadows and lakes, it's easy to discover why Sonoma County is so special. The parks feature trails for all types of adventurers, from paved paths for easy walks to wilderness trails for more strenuous treks. Join a guided outing or explore on your own.
  • Cycling
    Seeing Sonoma County from a bicycle is a must-do. We have flat, paved routes perfect for families and beginning cyclists and single-track trails to challenge experienced off-road riders.
  • Horseback Riding
    The Regional Parks are horse friendly, that's for sure. Equestrians are welcome on trails throughout the county. Climb wooded mountains or gallop across sandy shorelines.
  • Birding
    Sonoma County is a stopover for thousands of migratory birds, and the Regional Parks provide abundant vantage points. Learn more about our bird-watching hot spots.
  • Boating, Paddling, and Fishing
    Explore Sonoma County by water. We have launches on lakes, the Russian River and along the coast and an ocean marina in Bodega Harbor. Fresh and saltwater fishing options are plentiful.
  • Swimming
    The Spring Lake swimming lagoon is the place to be on summer afternoons. Lifeguards and free admission!

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