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 trails, accessible picnic areas and portable restroom.

Ranger Phone: (707) 539-8092

This 162 acre park has paved and dirt trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Picnic areas with tables and lawn area are available at the trail head, as well as a portable restroom. Picnic areas are available throughout the park along the paved trail. The park area features outstanding oak woodlands and beautiful wildflower displays in the spring.

Elizabeth Anne Perrone Dog Park

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

Sonoma Vally Regional Trails

Sonoma Valley Regional Park is located near the town of Glen Ellen in the center of the Sonoma Valley. While somewhat diminutive in size at 162 acres, the park offers tranquility indicative of a much larger parcel. This due in part to the quality of the habitat preserved within the park boundary, as well as to the fact that the park is surrounded by undeveloped land. A 1.2 mile paved ADA accessible trail runs through the center of the park, bordering a seasonal creek. Once under the cover of trees, this path is relatively cool in the warm summer months. The Corridor Ridge trail climbs from the parking lot to the top of a small ridge, and then follows the ridge across the park before descending to the end near Arnold Drive. Occasional views of the surrounding open space and greater Sonoma Valley can be seen from the top of the ridge. Picnic tables and benches are dispersed throughout the park, drinking water and an ADA accessible portable restroom are available at the parking lot off of California State Route 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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