Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve is a prominent landmark in southeast Santa Rosa and offers panoramic views of the city from trails that climb to the summit.
This 1,100-acre park features grassy hillsides, oak woodlands and several creeks that all provide habitat for a variety of wildlife.
The park currently offers 5.5 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding and an 18-hole disc golf course.
The park's master plan calls for the eventual development of 17 miles of trails, a natural play area, hike-in campsites, a visitor center and other features as funding becomes available.
Two routes - the Eastern and Western Routes - lead to the mountain's mid-section, with the Eastern Route continuing on to the summit for a 1,100-foot elevation gain. The Todd Creek and Red Hill trails offer less-strenuous hikes through lovely oak woodlands.
In keeping with the site’s agricultural history and resource management goals, cattle grazing continues at Taylor Mountain.
Accessible parking, picnic site and portable restroom.