• 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

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 new 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

The Sonoma County Trails Challenge is an invitation to explore the Regional Parks. Participants are invited to hike, run, bike or ride at least 5 trails featured in the annual Trails Challenge guidebook anytime from June through September.

Trail Safety

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

  • When: August 3, 2019 from 7:00 9:00 AM

    Stillwater Cove Regional Park
    Learn about the algae that forms the base of the ocean’s food chain. Meet some of the intertidal animals who feed on seaweed. After the hike, stay to try a cup of seaweed soup.

  • When: August 3, 2019 from 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

    Coastal Prairie Trail
    Fun adventures in Spanish for the whole family! Explore different nature and cultural themes on a 2-3 mile walk, and then enjoy a potluck lunch together.

  • When: August 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

    Ragle Ranch Regional Park
    Enjoy leisurely walks with friendly, older adults. Explore plant and animal life, swap stories, and take a gentle 2-mile stroll along some of the county’s most accessible trails.

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