The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
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 includes eight parking spaces and bike racks.
(1) 6303 Highway 12, Santa Rosa; (2) 5420 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa
Licensed dogs are permitted on the multi-use trail segment on leashes no longer than 6 feet. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Violators are subject to $400 minimum fine. Due to the environmental sensitivity of the area, dogs are not permitted on the pedestrian-only trail segment.
The trail is paved with crushed stone and is wheelchair accessible. Each parking lot includes one ADA space.
The Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail offers a unique opportunity to see the biologically diverse landscape of Sonoma County’s largest freshwater wetland. The Laguna Trail runs on the east side of the Laguna channel between Highway 12 and Occidental Road, with trailheads and parking areas along both roads. A 1.8-mile multi-use trail is open to hikers, cyclists and equestrians and includes an overlook with benches and Laguna and vineyard views. 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. 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 trail represents the initial phase of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Protected Lands Trail Plan.