Hood Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve
1450 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa
1450 Pythian Road
Sweeping views of Sonoma Valley from Gunsight Rock
Backpacking sites, trail connection to Sugarloaf State Park
Park Map 7.9 MB
North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve
5297 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa
Views of Sonoma County and beyond
Ridge Trail to Jack London State Historic Park
8 a.m. to sunset.
$7 for day use. Free f
Trails Amenities Safety Mounted Assistance no no
Stillwater Cove Regional Park
Stillwater Cove Regional Park, at 210 acres, offers picnic facilities and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean from Stillwater Cove. The park has open meadows mixed with coastal forest. There is a half-mile trail leading to the historic one-room Fort Ross Schoolhouse.
Maxwell Farms Regional Park
Maxwell Farms is an 85-acre regional park with a variety of outdoor recreational activities available to each member of the family. Multi-use fields for soccer, softball and little league are available, as well as tennis and volleyball courts.
Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve
A prominent county landmark, Taylor Mountain provides sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Plain, and its oak woodlands, meadows, wetlands and springs are habitat for a variety of wildlife. The site has an 18-hole disc golf course which opens to the public Saturday, November 8th and 4 miles of dirt trails along two routes, one of which leads up the mountain
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
The steep Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail leads to a spectacular view of hidden coves and rock formations. Fishing is excellent but challenging. A perfect place to spend an enjoyable day for picnicking, sightseeing and relaxation. Can be hiked as a 1.9-mile loop with Shorttail Gulch Trail. Flush restroom facility at parking lot.
Stengel Beach Sea Ranch Access Trail
Stengel Beach Trail, .12 miles one way, is a short path lined with cypress trees and leads to a wooden staircase and a small beach. Look for seasonal waterfalls on the cliffs. Stengel has largest parking area of the public trails, with room for a dozen cars.
Walk On Beach Sea Ranch Access Trail
Walk On Beach Trail connects to Bluff Top Trail, which leads south to Walk On Beach. Public access to this beach was closed for years due to trail erosion, but repairs were completed in July of 2014 and access is fully restored. Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala. Trails start at Highway 1 parking areas and cross bluff-top meadows and forests to rugged coastline. Cliffside staircases lead to secluded beaches with sandy coves, tide pools, and rock formations. In addition to hiking, these public access points offer opportunities for diving, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing.
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