Foothill Regional Park
Foothill Regional Park consists of 211 acres. There are three small lakes on the property, which can be used for fishing. Bass and bluegill are usually caught in the ponds. The park offers outstanding vistas and a unique outdoor experience within easy access from Windsor.
Hunter Creek Trail
Hunter Creek Trail is 1.5-miles long and is located along the Hunter Creek Channel between Santa Rosa Avenue (across the street from Friedman’s Home Improvement) and Hunter Lane, which connects to Petaluma Hill Road. The eight feet wide paved trail with a four feet wide unpaved shoulder is open for public use including bicyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters, joggers, wheelchairs, and equestrians. Please note that there is no public parking facility available for this trail.
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park in east Windsor has nearly 8 miles of trails for hiking, bicycle and horseback riding. Shiloh Ranch is a rugged landscape in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains featuring oak woodlands, forests of mixed evergreens, ridges with sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Plain, canyons, rolling hills, a shaded creek, and a pond.
Helen Putnam Regional Park
Helen Putnam Regional Park consists of 216 acres and offers panoramic views of southern Sonoma County and northern Marin County. The park has trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. A gazebo, picnic area, and children's playground are located at the main entrance, near the parking lot. Water is also available at the main entrance. There is a large pond for fishing (bluegill mostly).
Ernie Smith Community Park
Ernie Smith Community Park provides an athletic field for little league and softball, a basketball court, children's accessible play area, 1/2 acre dog park with picnic tables and a pet drinking fountain, wheelchair-accessible group picnic area, and a paved trail.
Colgan Creek Trail
The 1.2 mile paved and wheelchair accessible trail is part of an overall network connection of trails and bikeways as shown in the Sonoma County Bikeways Plan. The Trail currently ends on Bellevue Avenue.
Storm System Continues to Impact Parks
2014-12-22 Storm Update: Park closures for December 22, 2014 include Sonoma Valley (Dog Park only), some trails at Crane Creek Regional Park, and, at Tolay Lake Regional Park, east-side trails are closed because of rushing water over the Causeway Trail & at the creek crossing. For changing parks and trails information, please also visit our Facebook page.
Taylor Mountain Cattle Grazing
Cattle Grazing Area Safety Tips
Keep your dog on a leash at all times!
Dogs are perceived as predators. Cows cannot always distinguish the difference
between a coyote and a dog and may become aggravated by an approaching
dog off leash.
Do not attempt to pet, feed or touch the cows. Cows are very
protective of their young.
Do not get in between a calf and its mother and do not approach a stray calf,
its mother is likely nearby.
If Cattle are on the trail ahead of you:
Make yourself known well in advance by waving your arms and shout.
This will usually make them scatter. The other option would be to turn back!
Be sure to give cattle plenty of space and an avenue of escape.
If you encounter a cow that is acting in a threatening manner or appears to be
sick, injured or dead, please take note the location and report it to park staff.
CALL: Sonoma County Regional Parks at 707-539-8092
EMERGENCIES ONLY CALL: 911
Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail
The Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail offers those interested in viewing wildlife a unique opportunity to see a new side of Bodega Bay.
Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail
On the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail, visitors can discover the biologically diverse landscape of Sonoma County’s largest freshwater wetland. Internationally recognized for its ecological importance, the Laguna’s marshes, vernal pools, riparian woodland and valley oak savannah are rich habitat for wildlife and plants, including the special-status California tiger salamander, Sebastopol meadowfoam and Lobb’s aquatic buttercup.
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