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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).

Shorttail Gulch Coastal Access Trail

Shorttail Gulch is a steep coastal access trail leading 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 Pinnacle Gulch Trail. Flush restroom facility at nearby Pinnacle Gulch parking lot trailhead.

Current Storm System Impacts Parks

March 11 Storm Update at 4:10 p.m. - the following parks and trails are closed due to flooding or the potential for flooding:

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West County Regional Trail

The West County Regional Trail runs between Sebastopol and Forestville. This approximately 5.57 mile section of trail starts near the intersection of Mill Station Road and Highway 116 in Sebastopol, and ends in Forestville. Access to the trail is located off the following public streets: Highway 116, Occidental Road, Grey Street, Graton Road, Green Valley Road, Ross Station Road, Ross Branch Road, and Pajaro Lane.

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.

Santa Rosa Creek Trail

Santa Rosa Creek Trail is 2.14 miles, starts at Willowside Road and heads eastward connecting the City of Santa Rosa's Prince Memorial Greenway into downtown Santa Rosa.

Take the Trails Challenge - Free Parking on June 7

Sonoma County Regional Parks is launching its first “Trails Challenge” with free day-use parking at 15 parks on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 7. The Trails Challenge invites you to explore the Regional Parks by hiking five or more trails featured in the Trails Challenge guidebook anytime between June and November. If you complete all five hikes and turn in a trails log, you can receive a free Trails Challenge water bottle or other gift and be entered into drawings for Regional Park memberships.

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.

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

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.

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