Sonoma Valley Regional Park

13630 Highway 12, Glen Ellen

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

Hours: The park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at sunset.

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use.

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required.

Accessibility: Paved wheelchair-accessible trail, accessible picnic areas, and accessible portable restroom.

Ranger Phone: (707) 539-8092

Sonoma Valley Regional Park is next to the village of Glen Ellen, in the center of the Sonoma Valley. The 162-acre park has a paved 1.2-mile trail passing through magnificent oak woodlands and dirt trails that climb the surrounding ridges. The trail head features picnic tables, a shaded lawn, and a portable restroom. Picnic tables also are located throughout the park, along the main trail.

Elizabeth Anne Perrone Dog Park

Bring your dog to exercise, play and socialize with other dogs at the Elizabeth Perrone Dog Park at Sonoma Valley Regional Park. This fenced 1-acre dog park is adjacent to the Highway 12 parking lot and features a double-gated entry, a drinking fountain for dogs, and a gazebo for shade.

Sonoma Vally Regional Trails

This relatively small park offers the tranquility of a much larger preserve. This is due to the quality of habitat within the park and the fact the park is surrounded by undeveloped land.

A 1.2-mile, paved, ADA-accessible trail runs through the center of the park. The trail borders a seasonal creek and winds through a beautiful woodland of oaks draped in lichen. The Corridor Ridge Trail climbs from the parking lot to the top of a small ridge on the park's southern boundary and follows the ridge across the park before descending near Arnold Drive. The trail offers occasional views of the Sonoma Valley.

Picnic tables and benches are set throughout the park. Drinking water and an ADA-accessible portable restroom are available at the parking lot off of Highway 12.

Trails Challenge

View larger image of Sonoma Valley Trails Challenge MapSonoma Valley Regional Park
13630 Highway 12, Glen Ellen

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 PDF fileguidebookPDF file. Submit a trails log when you finish all five hikes and win a free water bottle!    

 
 Suggested Trail Loop 1  Suggested Trail Loop 2
Name:Paved Trail from Highway 12 to Arnold Drive and backPaved Trail from Highway 12 to Arnold Drive and return via Corridor Ridge Trail
Loop Length: 2.4 miles round trip 2.35 miles round trip
Difficulty:EasyModerate
Elevation gain:146 feet193 feet

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

Park Notes

  • This park is in in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country, just south of Glen Ellen and 5 miles north of Sonoma.
  • A paved 1.2-mile multi-use trail bends through magnificent mixed oak woodlands and along a meandering creek. Surrounding ridges provide a sense of quiet and seclusion. The park serves as a natural wildlife crossing due its location at the base of Sonoma Mountain and connection to other protected open space.
  • Great trail for a family hike/bike ride and picnic, especially when spring wildflowers bloom.
  • Portable toilet and drinking fountain in the parking lot. 

Trail Notes

  • The paved trail is the suggested route for an easy-level hike. Walk to the end of the trail and return the same way for a 2.4-mile hike. (You can always shorten your walk as you’d like, depending on your fitness level.)
  • Corridor Ridge Trail is an unpaved, 1.15-mile trail on the park’s southern ridge. For a moderate-intensity hike, take the paved trail from Highway 12 to its terminus at Arnold Drive, then turn around and climb the Corridor Ridge Trail for your return to the parking lot.

Trail Directions

  • Loop 1: From Highway 12 parking lot, follow the paved trail into the park. Continue 1.2 miles to its end at Arnold Drive. Turn around and return to the parking lot on the same trail.
  • Loop 2: From Highway 12 parking lot, follow the paved trail into the park. Continue 1.2 miles to its end at Arnold Drive. Turn around and begin back. You quickly come to Corridor Ridge Trail on your right. Take Corridor Ridge Trail up into an oak woodland. Continue along the spine of the ridge, staying to the left of a wire fence at the park boundary. The trail descends near large water tanks at the park’s southeast corner to connect with the paved trail to the parking lot.

 Driving Directions

  • From Santa Rosa, head south on Highway 12 toward Glen Ellen.
  • Continue south on the highway, past the Glen Ellen turn off at the intersection with Arnold Drive.
  • Park entrance is .4 miles ahead, on the right side. Turn right and drive .2 miles to the trailhead parking lot. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members.
  • From Sonoma, drive north on Highway 12 for about 5 miles to the park entrance on the left. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members.

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