Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

5750 Faught Road, Windsor

  • Accessible areas
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Picnic Facilities

Hours: The park opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset.

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use. $1 per person (vehicles with 10 or more people)

Dogs: 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.

Accessibility: Accessible group picnic areas.

Restrictions: No swimming, wading or boating allowed in the pond at the top of Shiloh Ridge. No drinking water or restrooms are available outside the picnic area.

Ranger Phone: (707) 433-1625

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.

Trails Challenge

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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 updated Trails Challenge guidebook. Submit a trails log when you finish all five hikes and get a free Trails Challenge gift!

Suggested trail loop:  North Ridge Trail to Creekside Trail to Pond Trail to South Ridge Trail to Big Leaf Trail
Loop length: 4.2 miles
Degree of difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

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Park Notes

  • This 860-acre park is a former cattle ranch in the Mayacamas foothills of southeast Windsor. The rugged landscape includes massive oaks, forests of mixed evergreens, canyons, rolling hills, a shaded creek, a pond, and ridges with dramatic 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, making Shiloh popular with equestrians and mountain bikers.
  • Restrooms and drinking fountains in the parking lot.

Trail Notes

  • 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. South Ridge and Big Leaf trails also pass through woodlands and feature brief, steep climbs and grand views of Windsor and surrounding open space.  

Trail Directions

  • From the parking lot, head north on the North Ridge Trail. You will quickly come to a trail junction. Stay on the Ridge Trail by following the trail to the left, crossing a dry stream bed and passing a temporary fence.
  • At .01-mile, take Creekside Trail on your left. Follow Creekside Trail for 1 mile.
  • At the intersection with Pond Trail, continue straight on Creekside Trail, which will veer to the right and connect again with Pond Trail at .2 miles.
  • At Pond Trail, right and head uphill for a moderately steep climb for about a half mile.
  • When you reach South Ridge Trail, turn left and follow it across the park for 1 mile. Be sure to stop at the overlook at .04 miles and enjoy the sweeping view.
  • At Big Leaf Trail, turn right and follow Big Leaf for 1.2 miles to the parking lot.

Driving Directions

  • 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.

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