Joe Rodota Trail

Sonoma County, California

Distance6.2mi
Elevation Gain70ft
Trailhead Elevation78ft
Top95ft
Elevation Min/Max64/95ft
Elevation Start/End78/78ft

Joe Rodota Trail

Joe Rodota Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Sonoma County, California. It is 6.2 miles long and begins at 78 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 70 feet. This trail connects with the following: Local Bike Path, Prince Memorial Greenway and Smart Multi-Use Path.

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Day Hikes Around Sonoma County (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"A 14-mile rails-to-trails system runs from the cities of Forestville to Sebastopol to Santa Rosa along an abandoned railroad rightof- way. The Joe Rodota Trail is the section of the trail that links Sebastopol to Santa Rosa. The paved multi-use trail is named for the first director of the Sonoma County Regional Parks. The entire trail is 8.5 miles long. This walk begins at the west end of the trail in Sebastopol and heads east along the first 0.75-mile length of the trail. The route leads through grasslands and a thick riparian forest in the Laguna de Santa Rosa wetlands under valley oak, willow, Oregon ash, and black walnut trees. Throughout the hike are sweeping views of dairy pastures, vineyards, creeks, and the Santa Rosa Plain. This is a popular trail for hiking, biking, jogging, dog walking, and bird watching."
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Trail Information

Sonoma County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
U.S.G.S. Sebastopol • West County & Rodota Trails map
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