The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
No day use parking fee. The Highway 12 entrance has 12 parking spaces, including one ADA site, bike racks, three areas for horse trailers, a chemical toilet and trash and recycling bins. The Occidental Road entrance includes eight parking spaces, including one ADA site, and bike racks.
(1) 6303 Highway 12, Santa Rosa; (2) 5420 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa
Permitted on the multi-use trail segment on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required.
The trail is wheelchair accessible with ADA parking spaces at both entrances.
The Laguna de Santa Rosa trail is Regional Parks’ newest
trail, offering a unique opportunity to see the biologically diverse landscape
of Sonoma County’s largest freshwater wetland. The trail runs on the east side
of the Laguna channel between Highway 12 and Occidental Road, with trailheads
and parking areas located off of both roads. A 1.8-mile multi-use trail is open
to hikers, cyclists and equestrians and includes an overlook area with benches
and Laguna and vineyard views. Paved with crushed stone, the trail is fully
accessible for wheelchair users. An unpaved .6-mile pedestrian-only path loops
off of that segment toward the riparian cover along the channel.
The Laguna is internationally recognized for its ecological
importance. Its marshes, vernal pools, riparian woodland and valley oak
savannah are among the region's richest habitats for wildlife and plants,
including the special-status California tiger salamander, Sebastopol meadowfoam
and Lobb’s aquatic buttercup.
This trail represents the initial phase of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Protected Lands Trail Plan.