• Taylor Mountain Regional Park trail and hillside


Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Preserve has 5.5 miles of trails along several routes. 

The Eastern Trail is the most difficult, with a steep, 1,100-foot ascent from the Kawana Terrace entrance to near the top of the mountain.

The Western Trail offers a challenging yet more gradual climb up the mountain from the Kawana Terrace entrance and connects to the last leg of the Eastern Trail for the steep climb to the top.

Both Eastern and Western Trails offer sweeping views of Santa Rosa and beyond.

The relatively flat Todd Creek Trail loops off of lower Western Trail, passing through a lovely oak woodland for 0.7-miles.

The 1.2-mile Red Tail Trail begins at the park's Petaluma Hill Road entrance and weaves through oaks and grassy meadows with some gradual climbs, looping back to the parking lot. At about the mid-point, a 0.2-mile trail connector links to Western Trail.

Park Information


Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

3820 Petaluma Hill Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.402426, -122.692984

$7 per vehicle or free for members


7 AM to sunset

Allowed on leash

Park Map