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North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

5297 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa
  • Accessible Areas
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Picnic Area

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve is the newest Sonoma County park. This 820-acre park includes a 4-mile section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, which connects to Jack London State Historic Park for through-hiking opportunities.

The Ridge Trail begins in the ferns and redwoods on the south fork of Matanzas Creek, then climbs to nearly 2,000 feet through forests of oaks and bay laurels and treats hikers to stunning views of peaks surrounding Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley.

Additional trails include a wheelchair-accessible vista point above the park entrance and the Umbrella Tree Trail, a 1-mile trail to a majestic bay laurel cluster and views of Santa Rosa and Bennett Valley.

Note: The park does not have drinking water. Please bring your own.

Geography

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve stretches from south of Bennett Valley to the western boundary of Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. The park entrance is about 5 miles southeast of Santa Rosa.

Trails

Trails are open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians, though bikes are limited to the first 2 miles of the Ridge Trail.

Entrance

The park entrance is along Sonoma Mountain Road just east of Pressley Road. The $7 parking fee can be paid by cash or check only at this time.  

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted on trails at this time.

Accessibility

Several accessible parking spaces are available, including one located near a vista point. The first 800 feet of the Ridge Trail are wheelchair accessible and lead to a creekside picnic area in the redwoods.

  • When: March 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

    How is Sonoma Mountain connected to the Laguna de Santa Rosa? Find out on this fun and informative 4.5 mile hike to Bennett Valley Overlook at North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park where we will enjoy panoramic views and a picnic lunch. We'll meet at the Laguna Environmental Center.

  • When: April 7, 2018 from 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

    North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park
    Guided hikes in Spanish for the whole family! Explore different natural and cultural themes on a 2-3 mile walk, and then enjoy a potluck lunch together. Bring plates, utensils, and a healthy lunch dish to share.

  • When: April 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

    North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park
    Explore the park’s spring wildflowers and the rich biodiversity. Search for blooms beneath the majestic redwoods, along Matanzas creek, amidst beautiful oaks and throughout open meadows as we climb the north slope of Sonoma Mountain. Enjoy lunch and breathtaking views from the Bennett Valley Overlook on this 5-mile hike.

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Park Information

Hours

7 AM to sunset

Dogs
Not allowed on trails

Address

Parking
$7 or free for members

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

5297 Sonoma Mountain Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.368126, -122.611029

Park Map

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