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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.

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,_2016.aspx

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.

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.

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.

Category 2 - Improvements to Existing Biking, Hiking and Equestrian Trails, Parks and Recreational Facilities,_Hiking_and_Equestrian_Trails,_Parks_and_Recreational_Facilities.aspx

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

Shell Beach Sea Ranch Access Trail

Shell Beach, one of six Sea Ranch Access Trails, is .65 miles one way and runs through pines and meadow to a wide, sandy beach with sea rocks and tide pools. Small boats can be carried to the ocean via a beach ramp.

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.

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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