The park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at sunset.
$7 per vehicle for day
Permitted on leash
no longer than 6' in length. License required.
Paved, wheelchair accessible
trails, accessible picnic areas and portable restroom.
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.
Sonoma 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 guidebook. 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 back||Paved 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|
|Elevation gain:||146 feet||193 feet|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.