Crane Creek Regional Park

5000 Pressley Road, Rohnert Park

  • Accessible areas
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Picnic Facilities

Hours: The park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset.

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use.

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required.

Accessibility: Gravel, wheelchair accessible trails.

Restrictions: No fires or barbeques allowed. No drinking water available in park.

Ranger Phone: (707) 789-9644

This 128 acre park, east of Sonoma State University, features rolling grassland meadows and a seasonal creek. The park's open space is bordered by stands of California Buckeye, White Alder, Black Oak and Maple. The park offers outstanding vistas of Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa. Trails are available for hiking, bicycle riding, and horseback riding and an 18-hole disc golf course where you can play a round. There are picnic tables and restroom facilities at the trail head, and more picnic tables are located throughout the park at convenient locations.

Accessible features include gravel, wheelchair accessible trails.

Crane Creek Regional Park Trails

Length:3.51 miles of trail

Crane Creek offers 3.51 miles of trail through meadows and oak woodlands. The trails cover rolling terrain, with the easiest trails running parallel to Crane Creek beneath mature oaks. For a little bit more exertion, the Fiddleneck and Hawk Ridge trails offer excellent views from the top of the hill.

The Fiddleneck, Buckeye, and Northern Loop trails are suitable for equestrians, hikers, and bikers. Many equestrians enjoy riding the seasonal firebreak that follows the south western boundary of the park. The remaining trails are suitable for hiking only.

The Creek and Lupine trails are wheelchair accessible with a compacted gravel surface.

Trails Challenge

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5000 Pressley Road, Rohnert Park

This park is featured in the Sonoma County Trails Challenge, which invites you to get out and get active by hiking five of 15 routes highlighted in the new Trails Challenge PDF filePDF fileguidebook. Submit a trails log when you finish all five hikes and win a free water bottle!  

Suggested trail loop:  Fiddleneck Trail to North Loop Trail to Creek Trail
Loop length: 1.4 miles
Degree of difficulty: Easy
Elevation gain: 150 feet

Trails symbols for walk, hike, run, dogs on leash, cyclists and equestrians

Park Notes

  • Crane Creek features rolling grasslands and beautiful stands of oaks on 128 acres east of Rohnert Park. The creek flows through the middle of the park and is lined with willow, alder, buckeye and bay trees. Ridges offer long views of the countryside.
  •  Meadows are covered with beautiful displays of wild poppies each spring.
  •  This park also has an 18-hole disc golf course popular with Sonoma State University students.
  •  Benches and picnic tables are throughout the park. A restroom is in the parking lot. No drinking fountain.

Trail Notes:

  • Trails are mostly flat with a few moderate elevation gains to ridges with views of vineyards and farmlands.
  •  Creek, Buckeye and portions of Fiddleneck trails closely parallel the banks of Crane Creek. A seasonal trail loop extends to the park’s southern boundary.
  •  Creek and Lupine trails have a gravel surface and are moderately wheelchair accessible.

Trail Directions

  • Take the Fiddleneck Trail from the parking lot. (Pass the map kiosk to the west and head up an open, grassy slope.)
  •  The trail bends north and you’ll follow it for .7 miles. You’ll pass oaks in the meadows and have a seasonal stream on your left.
  •  At the junction with North Loop Trail, take North Loop to the left and continue .2 miles to Creek Trail, climbing a short grade.
  •  Take Creek Trail to the right and follow it into the interior of the park, paralleling Crane Creek on your left.
  •  Stay on Creek Trail for .9 miles to the parking lot. (Along the way, you’ll pass several trail connections that will allow you to extend your hike, if you’d like.)

Driving Directions

  • From Highway 101 in Rohnert Park, exit on the Rohnert Park Expressway.
  • Drive 2.7 miles east to a T-junction with Petaluma Hill Road.
  • Turn right and drive 1.2 miles south to Roberts Road.
  • Turn left on Roberts Road and drive 1.9 miles to the park entrance on the left. (Along the way, Roberts Road becomes Pressley Road.)

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