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  • Hiker looking at view from Gunsight Rock

    Hike to the top and enjoy the view from Gunsight Rock.

  • Hikers at Stillwater Cove

    Meander through fern lined canyons beneath majestic redwoods.

  • Taylor Mountain hikers

    Hike through sweeping grasslands and oak woodlands on your way to the top.

  • Helen Putnam couple hiking

    Cross grassy hillsides and wind through groves of heritage oaks.

  • Laguna de Santa Rosa hikers near vineyard

    Discover the biologically diverse landscape of Sonoma County’s largest freshwater wetland.

  • Spring Lake father hiking with child

    Grab the kids for a family hike that circles the lake.


Hiking is by far the most popular activity in Sonoma County's parks. With 150 miles of trails leading to beaches, mountains, forests, lakes, and meadows, it's easy to discover the beauty and benefits of time spent in nature.

Join us on a guided hike or explore on your own by browsing the Find a Park page. There, you can view, print, or download trail maps from individual park pages.

Popular Hikes

Regional Parks have trails at all levels of difficulty: easy, moderate and challenging. Try some of our recommendations.

Trails Challenge

The 2018 Sonoma County Trails Challenge is an invitation to explore the Regional Parks. Participants are invited to hike, run, bike or ride at least 5 trails featured in the annual Trails Challenge guidebook anytime from June through September. Get your free guidebook (PDF: 4.63MB)

Trail Safety

Tips for staying safe and healthy while you enjoy hiking in our Regional Parks.

  • When: June 30, 2018 from 2:00 4:00 PM

    Foothill Regional Park
    Come on out and enjoy a 3-mile hike with folks from the LGBTQIA community as well as all allies. Bring a potluck item to share for a pond side picnic after the walk.

  • When: June 30, 2018 from 6:45 9:45 PM

    Crane Creek Regional Park
    Join an REI Outdoor School Instructor and Regional Parks Naturalist for a 2-3 mile night hike at one of the area’s best hiking venues!

  • When: July 1, 2018 from 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

    Hood Mountain Regional Park - Pythian Road Entrance
    Take the lesser known path on these energizing, fast paced hikes. We will explore scenic coastal, mountain, and river trails for your Trails Challenge merits with other outdoor enthusiasts.

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Hike 5 or more featured trails and get a T-shirt! 

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