• Hiker looking at view from Gunsight Rock

    Hike to the top and enjoy the view from Gunsight Rock.

  • Hikers at Stillwater Cove

    Meander through fern lined canyons beneath majestic redwoods.

  • Taylor Mountain hikers

    Hike through sweeping grasslands and oak woodlands on your way to the top.

  • Helen Putnam couple hiking

    Cross grassy hillsides and wind through groves of heritage oaks.

  • Laguna de Santa Rosa hikers near vineyard

    Discover the biologically diverse landscape of Sonoma County’s largest freshwater wetland.

  • Spring Lake father hiking with child

    Grab the kids for a family hike that circles the lake.


Hiking is by far the most popular activity in Sonoma County's parks. With 150 miles of trails leading to beaches, mountains, forests, lakes, and meadows, it's easy to discover the beauty and benefits of time spent in nature.

Join us on a guided hike or explore on your own by browsing the Find a Park page. There, you can view, print, or download trail maps from individual park pages.

Popular Hikes

Regional Parks have trails at all levels of difficulty: easy, moderate and challenging. Try some of our recommendations.

Wildflower Guide

Download our wildflower guide to learn more about Sonoma County's spring blooms. Save this easy-to-use guide to your phone, and take it along on your next hike or join us on guided wildflower walks.

Trails Challenge

Our annual Trails Challenge is on hold, but the latest Trails Challenge guidebook is available as a free download for summer hiking suggestions. 


Our self-guided "Quest" hikes are fun, educational adventures to experience on your own, with your family or with socially distanced friends. 

Trail Safety

Tips for staying safe and healthy while you enjoy hiking in our Regional Parks.

  • When: December 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

    Ragle Ranch Regional Park
    Delve into the unique life history of mistletoe – an opportunistic, canopy-dwelling hemiparasite.

  • When: December 5, 2021 from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

    Calabazas Creek Regional Park & Open Space Preserve 
    Meet one of our newest properties and future park. Calabazas Creek in Glen Ellen has a fascinating history and boasts beautiful vistas, creekside treasures and a challenging hike.

  • When: December 5, 2021 from 9:00 11:00 AM

    Hood Mountain Regional Park, Pythian Road Entrance
    Start off your morning with picturesque Sonoma County views! These 4- to 5-mile hikes with inclines are the perfect for seasoned hikers or those looking for a challenge. Leaders will be sure to liven spirits with seasonal jokes and puns. 

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