Mar 202017
 

hiking in woods

Whether you seek the spectacular oceanside vistas of the Sonoma Coast;  the bucolic meandering trails of Sonoma County’s pastures and vineyards; or the awe-inspiring Redwood studded trails of Armstrong Woods, you  will find endless adventure here in Sonoma County.

Most trails are within the boundaries of Sonoma County’s State Parks, Regional County Parks and Land Trust regions.

For a list of our top recommendations, including degree of difficulty, description of expected fauna and flora, and directions to the trailheads, see our Mobile App (available in Google Play Store and iTunes App Store) or go to www.101things.com/winecountry/sonoma-county-trails. For more coastal hikes, see our Coastal Adventures Section.

In Sonoma County, north of Jenner, Salt Point State Park offers 20 miles of hiking trails and six miles of coast. Hike through forests of redwood, tanoak, pine and fir, with the balance split between grassland meadows and brush. A rare pygmy forest of stunted pine, cypress, and redwood can also be found here. You will be amazed at the natural sandstone formations which can be found along the bluff trails. Salt Point encompasses one of California’s first underwater parks, Gerstle Cove Underwater Reserve, as well as extensive tide pools. More than 40 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails meander around the two main arms of Lake Sonoma. The 8.5-mile Joe Rodota Trail meanders along the Santa Rosa Creek and then out into ranch lands and, finally, the Laguna de Santa Rosa, as it enters Sebastopol. The 5.5-mile West County Trail runs through grasslands, wetlands, vineyards, orchards, ranches, and oak woodlands. Parking is available at the trailheads in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Forestville, and Graton.

For more coastal hikes, see our Coastal Adventures Section.

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