Easy-level trails can be found throughout the parks system. We consider easy trails to be under 3 miles and relatively flat, with plenty of room to walk with a companion. Some of the more popular are at Sonoma Valley, Crane Creek, Riverfront, Spring Lake, Ragle Ranch, and Gualala Point regional parks. The Laguna de Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Creek trails are also easy trails.
We consider challenging trails those that are 3 miles or longer or feature steep climbs or rugged terrain. Hood Mountain is one of our most challenging parks to hike, with 19 miles of trails and an elevation gain of more than 1,000 feet. Shiloh Ranch also offers challenging hikes. Climbs up North Sonoma Mountain or Taylor Mountain can be strenuous too.