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Crow Walk in Your Neighborhood

Andy’s Unity Park
Nature is all around us, even in our neighborhoods. Urban hiking is a great way to explore areas you normally may miss. Learn about how crows play an important role in our local ecosystem. On this short, accessible hike, starting and ending at Andy’s Unity Park, we’ll walk through the neighborhood while keeping an eye out for our feathery friends. 


Magical Oak Woodlands

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. 


Senior Saunters

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.


Mark West Back-Country Hikes

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.


Hikes with Hounds - from Coyotes to Dogs

Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Bring your furry friend for a howling good time on these leisurely afternoon hikes! As we enjoy some fun facts about the history of coyotes—our dogs’ distant cousins, we’ll look for signs of these wild canines (scat and tracks!). 


Journey into the Rainforest

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. This family friendly hike will uncover the natural world that thrives under the canopy of some of the tallest trees in the world. 


North Sonoma Mountain Trek

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park & Preserve
Join us on this 8-mile, moderately paced out-and-back hike. We’ll follow a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail into Jack London State Park before turning around and enjoying the breathtaking views from a different angle. In addition to this park’s incredible plant diversity, we are likely to glimpse some of the many critters who call this place home. 


Carrington Coast Ranch Park Preview

Carrington Coast Ranch Park Preview
Take in sweeping views of the Sonoma Coast from these 335 rolling acres recently transferred to Regional Parks from Sonoma County Ag + Open Space. This property, known as Carrington Coast Ranch, will eventually open to the public as a regional park and open space preserve just north of Bodega Bay and Salmon Creek. On park preview days, the public is invited to enjoy a self-guided hike on the property and learn more about the master planning process that will result in the park’s permanent opening.


Eco-Access

Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Get outdoors for an accessible hike for all abilities and ages on a mostly-level, paved trail. On this scenic trip, we will explore the natural wonders of our beautiful oak woodlands, learn about local birds including our outgoing acorn woodpeckers, and engage our senses with nature observation activities. 


Mark West Preview Day

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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