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) 539-8092

Crane Creek Regional Park features rolling grasslands and beautiful stands of oaks on 128 acres east of Rohnert Park. Ridges offer sweeping views of the countryside and Rohnert Park, and meadows are covered with wild poppies in spring. The park has 3.5 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding and an 18-hole disc golf course. Crane Creek flows through the middle of the park and is lined with willow, alder, buckeye and bay trees.

There are picnic tables and restrooms at the parking lot trail head, and picnic tables also are located throughout the park. There is no drinking fountain at this park.

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 updated Trails Challenge guidebook. Submit a trails log when you finish all five hikes and get a free Trails Challenge gift!  

Suggested trail loop:  Fiddleneck Trail to North Loop Trail to Creek Trail
Loop length: 2.3 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 Regional Park east of Rohnert Park features rolling grasslands and majestic oaks. Willow, alder, buckeye and bay trees also line the namesake creek in the park’s center. Ridges offer views of the countryside and Rohnert Park.
  • Crane Creek’s meadows are covered with wild poppies each spring.
  • The park has an 18-hole disc golf course popular with students from nearby Sonoma State University.
  • Benches and picnic tables are throughout. Restroom. No drinking fountain.

Trail Notes:

  • Trails are mostly flat with a few moderate climbs to surrounding 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 gravel surfaces and are moderately wheelchair accessible.

Trail Directions

  • Take the Fiddleneck Trail from the parking lot. (Pass the map kiosk to the west and go up an open, grassy slope.) You’ll see the entire park to the north and Rohnert Park to the west.
  • Follow the northern bend in the trail for .7 miles. You’ll pass sprawling oaks in the meadow and have a seasonal stream on your left.
  • Continue on Fiddleneck Trail as it crosses Crane Creek at the north end of the park. Follow the trail 1 mile as it parallels the creek.
  • At Sunset Trail, turn right and cross the creek again to Creek Trail.
  • Follow Creek Trail to the left to return to the parking lot. You can extend your hike by taking connecting trails across the park’s interior.

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. (Roberts Road becomes Pressley Road.)

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