Ragle Ranch Regional Park

500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol

  • Accessible areas
  • Birding
  • Dog Park
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Playgrounds

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to sunset

Parking: $7 per vehicle or free for Regional Parks members.

Dogs: Permitted on leash. No leash required within the enclosed dog park, where small-dog hours are 11 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday and 3-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Accessibility: Paved, wheelchair-accessible trails, accessible group-picnic areas, and accessible playground.

Ranger Phone: (707) 823-7262

This 157-acre park features soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a children's playground, off-leash dog park, and group and individual picnic sites with barbecues. Ragle Ranch also is home to a peace garden with a sculpture created by world-renowned artist Masayuki Nagase. 

The park includes beautiful oaks and 3.5 miles of trails along the prime bird-watching habitat of Atascadero Creek. 

The annual Gravenstein Apple Fair is held here each August. 

For more information or to reserve group picnic sites, please call (707) 565-2041.

Ragle Ranch Regional Park Trails

Length:3.56 miles of trails

Ragle Ranch Regional Park contains 3.56 miles of trails in the Atascadero Creek flood plain. Trails lined with willows, ashes, and oaks pass wetlands and meadows and cross bridges over small streams. 

Hilltop Trail offers views across the watershed towards western Sonoma County while Blackberry Trail offers a loop around the perimeter of the meadows. Many of the trails become muddy in wet weather, but drain quickly due to sandy soils.  

The hiking trails present excellent wildlife-viewing opportunities. Leashed dogs and equestrians are welcome on all trails, and the park contains a gravel parking area with potable water for equestrian parking.

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Ragle Ranch Regional Park
500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol

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:  Blackberry Trail
Loop length: 1.65 miles
Degree of difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 50 feet

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

Park Notes

  • Ragle Ranch is a 157-acre park with backcountry trails along the prime bird watching habitat of Atascadero Creek. The park also has a playground, baseball and soccer fields, volleyball courts, group picnic sites and an off-leash dog park. (NOTE: Ragle Ranch hosts the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair in August. Go to GravensteinAppleFair.com for details on the 2017 fair, taking place August 12 & 13.)

Trail Notes

  • Ragle is a popular park, but many visitors don’t realize it has a wild side to explore on 3.5 miles of trails. This suggested hike follows Blackberry Trail around the park’s perimeter. You’ll walk through wetlands and meadows and cross bridges over small streams and Atascadero Creek, which is lined with willows, ashes, and oaks.
  • The hike can be extended by walking several short interior trails across the meadows. From Hilltop trail, enjoy views across the watershed toward the west county.

Trail Directions

  • Follow the paved path on the west side of the park road toward the gazebo picnic area and the Veterans Memorial Grove.
  • Veer left, leaving the paved path. Continue a short distance to the gated Blackberry Trail. Head down the hill through an old pear orchard to a bridge over a stream. (The Hilltop Trail will be on your right.)
  • Cross the bridge. You will quickly come to another bridge over Atascadero Creek. Cross this bridge and continue into the wetlands, passing Thistle Trail on your right.
  • Continue on Blackberry Trail, gradually gaining some elevation as you follow the perimeter of the park.
  • You’ll come to another junction with Thistle Trail. Bear left to continue on Blackberry Trail and cross Atascadero Creek again.
  • Continue through grasslands and an oak grove. Cross another bridge and turn south. The dirt trail ends at a paved fork. The Blackberry Trail continues south to the parking lot.

Driving Directions

  • From Santa Rosa, drive 7 miles west on Highway 12 to Ragle Road in Sebastopol. (Along the way, the highway becomes Sebastopol Road, then Bodega Avenue.)
  • Turn right on Ragle Road and drive a half-mile to the park entrance on the left.
  • Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members.

Fog to Bog Quest

A quest is an interactive treasure hunt that teaches people about special places. The Community Clean Water Institute has partnered with the Atascadero/Green Valley Watershed Council and Regional Parks to create a watershed quest at Ragle Ranch Regional Park. 

By going on this quest, you can learn about the park's seasonal wetland, make water-quality observations, and have fun while adventuring in this section of the Atascadero/Green Valley watershed.

This quest begins at the top of Blackberry Trail, near the gazebo. Pick up your quest map there or PDF fileprint your own (366 kB).

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Download the free 2017 Trails Challenge guidebook, hike 5 or more trails & get a free t-shirt!

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Trails at a Glance

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