Day Hikes Around Sonoma County  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes Around Sonoma County Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes Around Sonoma County  by Robert Stone
California's Sonoma County is a picturesque mix of rugged coastline, steep cliffs, forested hillsides, and verdant agricultural valleys. This collection of 95 of the country's best day hikes provides access to both well known and out-of-the way greenspace. Highlights include fog-shrouded redwood forests, creekside canyons, tidal bays, wave-pounded coastline, sweeping views, and both state and regional parks. A wide range of hikes accommodates amateur to avid hikers.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes Around Sonoma County" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 125.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 125.

Alman Marsh is comprised of 80 acres of former pastures and wetlands along the Petaluma River in the city of Petaluma. The undeveloped wetlands are part of Petaluma’s public marshlands, which also inc ...
Petaluma, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
In 2006, land was annexed from the Sonoma Developmental Center to Jack London State Historic Park. The Sonoma Developmental Center, just south of Glen Ellen, is a state-owned facility for the mentally ...
Glen Ellen, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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In the 1870s, lumberman Colonel James Armstrong, a Union officer in the Civil War, realized that if not preserved, this gorgeous area of primeval redwoods would be destroyed by logging. He set aside t ...
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
Dr. Edward Bale built a grist mill at this site in 1846. The mill was used for grinding grain (grist) into wheat flour. Water from Mill Creek was diverted into Mill Pond and delivered by redwood flume ...
Calistoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Bartholomew Memorial Park is a little known gem tucked into the hills less than two miles northeast of Sonoma. The 375-acre park leases part of its diverse land to Bartholomew Winery. This hike is not ...
Sonoma, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
Jack London’s Beauty Ranch is tucked into the foothills of Sonoma Mountain above the town of Glen Ellen. When London moved to this property, he fully embraced farming and living off the land. His expe ...
Glen Ellen, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
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This hike forms a loop in the central section of Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. The hike offers a sampling of the park’s natural features—from the shady valley floor to the ridge with panoramic views. Th ...
Santa Rosa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The Bird Walk Coastal Access Park lies at the mouth of Cheney Gulch, where it empties into Bodega Harbor just north of the Doran Spit. The coastal access trail follows old levees built to hold silt dr ...
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
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Stump Beach (originally called Big Gulch) is a deep U-shaped sandy cove with calm water backed by sandstone cliffs and forested hills. Miller Creek weaves through the sheltered, whitesand beach, where ...
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
Bodega Head is a massive granite promon tory that juts into the ocean north of Point Reyes. The promontory forms the west side of Bodega Harbor. The 800-acre harbor is almost entirely enclosed from Bo ...
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park contains three distinct ecological systems. In Sonoma Creek Canyon are riparian redwood forests that also include Douglas fir, gray pines, bigleaf maple, California bay laur ...
Kenwood, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
Burdell Mountain rises 1,558 feet from the Novato Valley floor on the northeast corner of Marin County. The serpentine slopes are covered with rolling grasslands and groves of live oak, bay laurel, an ...
Novato, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Tolay Lake is a freshwater lake that sits in a bowl-shaped basin bordered by low rolling hills between the Petaluma River and Sonoma Valley. The seasonal lake is fed by Cardoza Creek and 18 other spri ...
Petaluma, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
The town of Cloverdale is tucked into the rolling hills of northern Sonoma County on the banks of the Russian River. Cloverdale River Park stretches 1.3 miles along the west bank of the river from Fir ...
Cloverdale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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The Coastal Bluff Top Trail follows scalloped sandstone bluffs along the ocean in the Sea Ranch residential community. It is the only portion of coastline on the 10-mile-long stretch of the Sea Ranch ...
Gualala, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
The Salal Trail was a seasonal route of the Pomo Indians from their inland camps to a sheltered ocean site near Salal Cove. Gorgeous sculpted rock formations surround the deep U-shaped cove. The Salal ...
Gualala, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
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This hike forms a loop on the Cobblestone and Orchard Trails in the northwestern end of Annadel State Park. The Cobblestone Trail is named for the basalt cobblestones that were mined out of the area’s ...
Santa Rosa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
Colgan Creek originates in the oak woodlands of Taylor Mountain. The creek flows westward across the Santa Rosa Plain, draining nearly 5,000 acres. Colgan Creek, part of the Laguna de Santa Rosa water ...
Santa Rosa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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Copeland Creek originates on the steep, upper slopes of Sonoma Mountain. It flows through Rohnert Park and Sonoma State University en route to the main channel of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. It is the s ...
Rohnert Park, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (pronounced bo-thay) sits in the heart of Napa Valley between Calistoga and Saint Helena along the Sonoma–Napa county line. The rugged state park was founded in 1960. The ...
Calistoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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