park opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset.
$7 per vehicle for day use. $1 per person
(vehicles with 10 or more people)
No dogs allowed beyond the picnic area. Dogs in the picnic area
must be kept on a 6 foot leash at all times. License required.
Accessible group picnic
swimming, wading or boating allowed in the pond at the top of Shiloh Ridge. No
drinking water or restrooms are available outside the picnic
The 850-acre park in east Windsor has nearly 8 miles
of trails for hiking, bicycle and horseback riding. Shiloh Ranch is a rugged landscape in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. The park includes oak woodlands, forests of mixed evergreens, ridges with sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Plain, canyons, rolling hills, a shaded creek, and a pond. The loop trail system allows hikers to create routes of varying lengths and intensity. Many trails are old ranch roads, which makes the park popular with equestrians, while some trails are narrow single track.
A group picnic area adjacent to the parking lot has barbecues, a gazebo, a lawn and a small grove of oaks and is available by reservation. The parking area also features a large gravel lot for horse trailers, a flush restroom and a drinking fountain.
Shiloh Ranch Trails
Length:7.9 miles of trails
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park encompasses 860 acres of
former ranchland near the town of Windsor. The 7.9 mile trail system offers
moderately difficult hiking on dirt trails. Shiloh is the only Regional Park
that does not allow dogs on trails, although they are welcome in the group
picnic area. The trail system allows users to create several loop options of
varying length. For an extensive tour of the park, take the Big Leaf Trail to
the Canyon Trail, connect with the Pond Trail, and finish the loop by returning
to the parking lot on the Creekside Trail. Alternately, the loop can be
extended with a 1.6 mile out and back along the Mark West Creek Trail, or
shortened by taking the South Ridge Trail cutoff. Many of the trails are
former ranch roads, and their width coupled with ample horse trailer parking
makes Shiloh a popular destination for equestrians. The Ridge Trail area
tends to get warm in summer months, while the Creekside Trail offers a shady
respite from the heat. Most of the hikes wind through oak woodland with
views of the Santa Rosa plain.
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park
5750 Faught Road, Windsor
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 new Trails Challenge guidebook. Submit a trails log when you finish all five hikes and win a free water bottle!
Suggested trail loop: North Ridge Trail to Creekside Trail to Pond Trail to Mark West Creek Trail to Canyon Trail to Ridge Trail to Big Leaf Trail
Loop length: 3.84 miles
Degree of difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
- This 860-acre park is a former cattle ranch in the Mayacamas foothills of southeast Windsor. The rugged landscape includes oak woodlands, forests of mixed evergreens, canyons, rolling hills, a shaded creek, a pond, and ridges with panoramic views of the Santa Rosa Plain.
- Nearly 8 miles of trails allow hikers to create routes of varying length and intensity. Some trails are single track and some are old ranch roads, which makes Shiloh popular with equestrians. (Shiloh is the only regional park where dogs are not allowed on trails.)
- Restrooms and drinking fountains in the parking lot.
- This suggested loop passes through valley oak woodlands, stands of Douglas fir and big leaf maple, open grasslands, mixed chaparral, and a creek corridor.
- Creekside Trail follows a seasonal creek in a fern-filled canyon and is a shaded walk among pines and lichen-covered oaks. Canyon Trail also passes through woodlands and features brief, steep climbs and grand views of Windsor and surrounding open space.
- Loop can be extended by 1.6 miles by walking the southern segment of Mark West Creek Trail and back.
- From the parking lot, head north on the North Ridge Trail. You will quickly come to a trail junction. To stay on the Ridge Trail, follow the trail to the left, crossing a dry stream bed and passing a temporary fence.
- At .01-mile, take the Creekside Trail on your left. Follow Creekside Trail for 1 mile.
- Take the Pond Trail on your left for .03 miles.
- Take the Mark West Creek Trail on your left for .2 miles.
- At the junction with Canyon Trail, turn right onto Canyon and follow it for 1.1 miles
- Take the South Ridge Trail for .1 miles.
- Take a right onto Big Leaf Trail and follow for 1.2 miles to the parking lot.
- From Highway 101, exit at Shiloh Road in south Windsor.
- Drive 1.4-miles east to the intersection with Faught Road.
- Turn right onto Faught Road.
- The park entrance is .1 mile ahead on the left.
- Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members.