Best lake trails in Lake Sonoma Recreation Area, California

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Explore the most popular lake trails in Lake Sonoma Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of lake trails in Lake Sonoma Recreation Area, California
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Dry Creek, North Slope and Bummer Trails
Lake Sonoma Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Dry Creek, Outcrop, Serpentine, Rancheria, Cove, Half a Canoe, Boar ScatShow more
#2 - Fire Trail and Half-a-Canoe Loop
Lake Sonoma Recreation Area
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
#3 - South Lake Trail via Old Skaggs Road
Lake Sonoma Recreation Area
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Great place to backpack right on the water. Moderate hike good for older kids. Note stream crossing about 3/4 miles in. Tables and fire rings at campsites. Bass fishing is productive off the banks. Best to go in fall and early spring to avoid the heat and summer boat-in overnighters. Show more
#4 - Lake Sonoma South Lake Trail
Lake Sonoma Recreation Area
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. 10 h 36 m
#5 - Oak Knoll Trail
Lake Sonoma Recreation Area
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
#6 - South Lake Trail to Skaggs Springs Vista
Lake Sonoma Recreation Area
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m