Crane Creek Regional Park
Crane Creek, east of Sonoma State University, is a regional park consisting of 128 acres and features rolling grassland meadows and a seasonal creek. The park's open space is bordered by stands of California Buckeye, White Alder, Black Oak and Maple. The park offers outstanding vistas of Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa.
Sonoma County Trails Challenge Starts June 4, 2016
Sonoma County Regional Parks kicks off its third-annual Trails Challenge on Saturday, June 4, in celebration of National Trails Day. The 2016 Trails Challenge invites residents and visitors to discover the beauty of Sonoma County and the healthy fun of trail sports by hiking, biking, running, or riding five or more parks featured in the Trails Challenge's free, downloadable guidebook any time from June through September. Finishers who turn in an online trails log will get a Trails Challenge commemorative pin. If they post a hiking selfie or trail photo on Regional Parks' Facebook page or Instagram using #SonomaCountyParks #TrailsChallenge, they will be eligible for monthly giveaways of park memberships and packs, tents, and other gear from REI and CamelBak.
Bluff Top Sea Ranch Access Trail
Bluff Top Trail is 3 miles one way and runs along the headlands between Walk On Beach and Gualala Point Regional Park. Parallels the coastline, winding through windswept woods and fields dotted with wildflowers and passing oceanfront homes. Views of sea cliffs and hidden inlets and vantage points for birding and whale-watching. Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala.
Hiking is by far the most popular activity in Sonoma County Regional Parks. With more than 140 miles of trails leading to beaches, mountains, woodlands, meadows and lakes, it's easy to discover the landscapes that make Sonoma County so special.
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.
Category 2 - Improvements to Existing Biking, Hiking and Equestrian Trails, Parks and Recreational Facilities
Sonoma County Regional Parks and Water Quality Improvement Measure
The expenditure plan for Sonoma County Regional Parks and Water Quality Improvement Measure (“Expenditure Plan”) provides for investment into five program categories. Each program category will receive a percentage share of sales tax revenue
Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Sonoma Valley Regional Park is 162 acres and has paved and dirt trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Picnic areas with tables and lawn area are available at the trail head, as well as a portable restroom. Picnic areas are available throughout the park along the paved trail. The park area features outstanding oak woodlands and beautiful wildflower displays in the spring.
Black Point Sea Ranch Access Trail
Black Point Trail is.25 miles one way and crosses the bluffs to a curving, quarter-mile beach reached by a steep, wooden staircase. Known to surfers, this beach is just north of Black Point, a cape that juts out about 250 yards from the shore. Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala.
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.
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
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