• 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.

  • Tomorrow: September 25, 2021 from 10:00 AM 2:30 PM

    Stillwater Cove Regional Park
    What thrives in a redwood forest? What creatures live in this shaded, temperate rainforest? Come and learn about redwood ecology as we hike up to the historic Stillwater Cove schoolhouse. 

  • Tomorrow: September 25, 2021 from 6:00 8:00 PM

    Crane Creek Regional Park
    Come be a part of ringing in a new season – autumn – by enjoying a walk through the parks at twilight. We’ll learn what it means to be in a new season and why some cultures make celebrations out of equinoxes. 

  • When: September 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

    Mark West Creek Regional Park and Open Space Preserve
    Enjoy a self-guided exploration of the trails of this rugged and beautiful 1,200-acre property. Discover Mark West Creek, riparian woodlands, towering redwoods and beautiful views. Envision the land’s potential as a park and learn about the master-planning process.

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