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Cloverdale River Park

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Cloverdale River Park is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cloverdale, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips

road biking


bird watching






wild flowers



city walk

Of all the trails in the Wine Country, this short hike has the most and best access to the Russian River. It follows the riverbank, passing through forests and meadows. This section of the river still retains its swift-moving mountain-river character, and numerous little rapids and rocky chutes are found along the way. Turn around at the McCray Road Trailhead.

paddle sports
over grown
2 months ago

Thu Aug 23 2018

I really want to give this more like 2.5 stars. On the plus side it’s pretty easy access, paved the whole way so it’s stroller, wagon and wheelchair friendly and it’s an easy, fairly flat trail. It’s a nice trail to take a toddler on. There is a port-a-potty on one end and there are nice table areas to picnic. There are also many river access spots, if that interests you. That being said, the trail is not very beautiful, especially during the summer when the trimmed and cleared brush and tree limbs are just lying on the trail edges getting brown, and the freeway noise is prevalent. The trail allows dogs on leashes, which is nice, but even with dog waste stations and trash cans on the trail, you have to watch for poop piles, which is disappointing. All in all we use this trail frequently because it is easy and convenient, but it’s not our favorite trail for getting out into nature.

Fri Feb 23 2018

good to go on a run or bike ride it's all flat and paved.

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