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Staying Healthy and Safe on Trails

Hiking through the redwoods at Riverfront Regional Park

Get the most out of your time on Sonoma County's trails with these health and safety tips:

  • Stay on marked trails at all times.
  • Carry your cell phone.
  • Print or download the trail map before you arrive at the park, or snap a photo of the trail map at the park entrance.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers to accommodate the region's micro-climates. Apply sunscreen and pack a hat and sunglasses.
  • Bring water for everyone in your party and depending on the length of your hike, a high-energy snack or lunch. If you're hiking with your dog, be sure to bring water and a bowl for your pet.
  • Follow suggestions from the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District to reduce your exposure to ticks. When you complete your hike, check yourself and your dog for ticks.