• 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 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. 

Quests

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: July 31, 2021 from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

    Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Preserve (Petaluma Hill Road entrance)
    Oak woodlands support a wide range of life, from humans to animals, insects, and other plants. Enjoy a journey through an oak woodland habitat and become connected to our iconic California trees. We’ll discover the unique qualities of these trees, the diversity of life among the oaks and their critical role in the larger ecosystem. 

  • When: August 3, 2021 from 9:00 10:30 AM

    Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail
    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. Mostly flat trails perfect for fellowship and fun! All abilities are welcome.

  • When: August 7, 2021 from 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

    Mark West Creek Regional Park and Preserve
    Come for a guided hike to discover new natural treasures on this 1,200-acre property in the beautiful Mark West watershed. This hike is strenuous, so bring your sense of adventure to see amazing views of Santa Rosa, learn about the history and discover how the property is recovering from the Tubbs Fire.

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