Fire Trail and Half-a-Canoe Loop

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Lake Sonoma Recreation Area

Fire Trail and Half-a-Canoe Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Geyserville, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 967 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Well marked, water access (didn’t see trail to water), gradual descent one direction, shorter steeper ascent going back. Choose either direction. We left fire road to North Ridge Trail for last mile or so.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! We saw a small red bellied snake, red tail hawk hunting in the large fields, stopped at the lake for a dip and watched a huge fish breach the water. Lots of scat and animal prints on the trail. We hiked it mid April and the flowers were blossoming and bright. The trail ends with a pretty big up hill hike with no shade. Bring a fair amount of water and sunscreen. I got crispy.

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washed out
3 months ago

Beautiful views, trees, lake, and birds, Horses have put some big holes in the mud, there is just room to step around. My Garmin measured 5.1 miles, so did AllTrails, as did my wife’s Apple watch. However the ascent is about 1200 feet. Recommend it.

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no shade
4 months ago

I walked this trail on a warm sunny day in January - great hike! Here are a couple of tips: - If you use the car park at the beginning of No Name Trail (which is the place the GPS will map you to) there is a $5 parking fee. Bring your Sonoma County Parks Pass! -No matter if you take this trail clockwise or counter clockwise there will be a portion of the trail that involves a lot of uphill walking so be prepared for that. -Not a lot of shade. I would NOT recommend hiking this trail in the middle of summer. Go in the cooler months instead.

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8 months ago

We did this and added on the 1.2 mile boar scat trail for about 6 miles total. Did the look counter clockwise. Strenuous hill action which we were all feeling the next day. Great views and scenery throughout above the lake. Highly recommended.

hiking
9 months ago

In reality the trail is about 6.3 miles long. We spent about 3.5 hours out there including a dip in the lake and took our friend’s dog. the first part of the hike was VERY warm without a lot of tree cover and 90* out. We went right at the trailhead to get the lake on towards the end of the hike. Very nice trail with great signage and super engaging.

hiking
Sun Jun 02 2019

Trails in great shape! Nice views. Take a dip in the lake.

Tue Apr 09 2019

First time on the trail and I like it for a short hike. Not much tree coverage, so in the summer time it will be hot, but you can cool off in the lake about half way through as the trail drops down to the shore. Lots of intersecting trails to explore in this area. I'll be back!

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Thu Oct 25 2018

Beautiful loop trail, well marked, with ample opportunities for additional loops to extend the hike. Not many people on it! A lot of vinegar weed (Trichostema Lanceolatum), a very pungently aromatic herb used by indigenous populations for medicinal purposes. Easy to access with moderate climbs.

Fri Jul 13 2018

nice trail.

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Wed May 16 2018

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Sat Dec 30 2017

Great terrain, varied with the up and down hill, and gorgeous throughout! Will definitely be coming back

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recorded Half-a-Canoe Trail

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