Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail

6303 Highway 12, Santa Rosa

  • Accessible areas
  • Biking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking/Walking Trails

Hours: The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Parking: Free. The Highway 12 entrance has 12 parking spaces, bike racks, three spaces for horse trailers, a chemical toilet, and trash and recycling bins. The Occidental Road entrance has eight parking spaces and bike racks.

Entrances: (1) 6303 Highway 12, Santa Rosa; (2) 5420 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Dogs: Licensed dogs are permitted on the multi-use trail segment on leashes no longer than 6 feet. Due to the environmental sensitivity of the area, dogs are not permitted on the pedestrian-only trail segment.

Accessibility: The trail is paved with crushed stone and is wheelchair accessible. Each parking lot includes one ADA space.

Ranger Phone: (707) 433-1625

On the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail, visitors can discover the biologically diverse landscape of Sonoma County’s largest freshwater wetland. Internationally recognized for its ecological importance, the Laguna’s marshes, vernal pools, riparian woodland and valley oak savannah are rich habitat for wildlife and plants, including the special-status California tiger salamander, Sebastopol meadowfoam and Lobb’s aquatic buttercup.

This 1.8-mile multi-use trail is open to hikers and equestrians and includes an overlook with benches and Laguna and vineyard views. The trail runs on the east side of the Laguna channel between Highway 12 and Occidental Road, with parking areas along both roads. Visitors walking north on the trail from the Highway 12 entrance will enjoy views of Mount Saint Helena. An unpaved .6-mile pedestrian-only segment loops off the trail toward the riparian cover along the channel. In rainy weather, the Laguna transforms from a dry to flooded landscape, and trail sections may be closed.

This trail represents the initial phase of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Protected Lands Trail Plan.

Due to maintenance issues, we ask that cyclists please walk their bicycles on the trail.

The recently constructed multi-use trail between Occidental Road and Highway 12 is cracking and chipping. We request that bicyclists walk their bikes along the trail. The trail crack repair work will be an ongoing maintenance project. - See more at:
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