• 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: February 16, 2020 from 10:00 11:30 AM

    Gualala Point Regional Park - Bluff Top Coastal Access Trail
    Learn about plate tectonics and coastal rock formations. Explore the boundary of the North American and pacific plates while marveling at unique geological sites along the Sonoma Coast. 

  • When: February 22, 2020 from 3:00 5:00 PM

    Stillwater Cove Regional Park - Trailhead Day Use Parking Area
    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: March 7, 2020 from 2:30 4:30 PM

    Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
    Get a glimpse into the marvelous underwater wilderness with a 1.5-mile round trip walk to the ocean, tide pool exploration and a scavenger hunt as the sun begins its journey towards the horizon. 

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