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View of Bennet Valley from North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

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Whale Watching at Gualala Point Regional Park

Whale Watching at Gualala Point Regional Park

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Spud Point Marina

Spud Point Marina

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Family Bird Watching

Connect with nature

Join us for guided hikes, bird walks, kids activities, volunteer projects and other group outings in the parks.

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Sea Ranch trails in the winter

Winter Hikes in Sonoma County

For outdoor enthusiasts, one of the best things about living in Sonoma County is the moderate weather. Except for days with heavy rains, hiking here can be a year-round pleasure. From the Sonoma Valley to Sonoma Coast, here are some of Regional Parks favorite winter hikes.

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The awe-inspring view from Gualala Point Regional Park

Slow Down, Make Time for "Awe Walks"

Among the feelings we experience in nature, one of the more powerful is awe. Imagine standing on the lip of the Grand Canyon, or high up under a clear night sky bursting with stars. Experts say awe is a response to something so astonishing, beautiful, powerful or vast it exceeds our usual understanding of the world.

Go for an Awe Walk


Hikers at Mark West Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Planning for Mark West Creek Regional Park and Preserve

Help shape the future Mark West Creek Regional Park and Preserve. Regional Parks is creating a master plan to guide the park’s development, public access and natural resource management. Share your feedback through an online survey.

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Family Bird Watching

New trails coming to Taylor Mountain

Sonoma County’s largest trail construction project in over a decade is underway at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Preserve. When finished, the new trails will add about 8 miles of multi-use routes and double the size of the park's existing trail network.

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