• 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: December 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

    This event is full.If you signed up for the shuttle service, please plan to drive to the park instead. We will not have shuttles available on Dec. 14.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Explore the future Mark West Creek Regional Park & Preserve during monthly “park preview” days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month beginning July 13, 2019. You’re invited to hike the trails and roads on some of the 1,200 acres making up the parkland.

  • When: December 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Shady Oaks Picnic Area
    One bird, two bird, black bird, blue bird – let’s see how many species we can find. Join Regional Parks and Madrone Audubon Society for an easy 1-mile stroll around Spring Lake in search of our feathered winter residents. 

  • When: December 21, 2019 from 4:30 7:30 PM

    Helen Putnam Regional Park
    This event is full.
    Join us for a nocturnal walk to celebrate the first day of winter on the shortest day of the year.  

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