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Tolay Lake Regional Park in the fall

Perfect Sonoma County Fall Hikes

In Sonoma County, fall brings colorful trees and vineyards, the hope for rain, and saying goodbye to the intense summer heat. It’s a great time of year to get out from under the shady trees and explore some sunny trails that offer sweeping views of the changing landscape.

Mountain Lion

Mountain Lions in your Parks: What you Need to Know

They’re one of the more magnificent wild creatures found in Sonoma County’s Regional Parks - and one we’re unlikely to ever see. Tawny, majestic and amazingly athletic, mountain lions (also called puma, panther or cougar) are native to California and at home in our rural landscape, including Sonoma County Regional Parks. But by nature, they’re highly elusive. So, lion sightings are extremely rare, even for Parks staff and wildlife experts.

Sunrise over Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Hood Mountain and the Magic of Fire Recovery

With the reopening of Hood Mountain after the fire damages of 2020, visitors will be somewhat shocked to see the dramatic changes throughout the park.