Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Shiloh Ranch Regional Park is north of Santa Rosa near Windsor. It was a cattle ranch until 1988. The 860-acre park stretches from the base of the valley floor into the wild foothills. The hilly terrain has rugged, stream-fed canyons and a variety of habitats, including valley oak woodlands, coast redwood groves, stands of Douglas fir, bigleaf maple, grasslands, and mixed chaparral. This loop hike follows a ridge with sweeping vistas, returning through a canyon in a riparian corridor along a creek"
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes Around Sonoma County (Day Hike Books).
"Shiloh Ranch Regional Park is a forested enclave north of Santa Rosa. Located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, the rugged landscape contains forests of mixed evergreens, a variety of oaks (including the arching limbs of coastal live oaks), Douglas fir, bigleaf maples, and madrones. The parkland has eight miles of looping trails ranging in elevation from 200 to 850 feet. The trails are a mix of old ranch roads and single track paths leading through canyons, stream-fed valleys, rolling hills, and across ridges. There are magnificent vistas across the Santa Rosa Plain to a scenic year-round pond. This hike forms a loop on the south side of the park. The hike follows the ridge up to overlooks, drops down to the pond in a stream-fed valley, then returns down a scenic canyon."
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