Riverfront Regional Park

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Riverfront Regional Park is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Healdsburg, 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
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

hiking
8 days ago

Nice quiet walking trails. Saw no wildlife other than a couple of small birds. The lower lake trail was partially flooded, so I let Max off the leash to negotiate the boulders... figured he would be more sure-footed without it. Note that there's a $7 parking fee.

hiking
19 days ago

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26 days ago

1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail alot, lots of benches with sweet inspirational quotes. I also liked that it's easily accessible for people on wheel chairs/strollers. Lots of bbq space for large groups. Cool fishing spots. Loved it!

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

$7 parking. great place to take your dogs for a walk

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

It's a great place to walk my dog.

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hiking
11 months ago

Nice flat trail with a breeze and lake effect cooling.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Parking is $7 & there aren't roadside parking alternatives. An annual parking pass is available for this & other Sonoma County Regional Parks from that agency.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

The end of the loop trail is impassable in years of heavy rain because of flooding from the Russian River. You have a choice of an out & back on either arm of the trail. Both arms offer side trails down to the lake frequently used by people fishing there. Crowded on weekends & holidays. At the end of the stem trail from the parking lot to Lake Benoist, turn left for a walk with more scenic views & redwoods, & CA Bay trees on the uphill side. There is a Great Blue Heron rookery there at the right time of year. If, instead, you turn right at the fork you will walk between the lake & the Russian River. This sunnier side offers side trails down to shaded spots along the river. WARNING: Highly recommend you tuck your pants into your socks here, especially on this side, during tick season. Most ticks I've encountered on the main trails of this park are not the species that carries Lyme Disease. A less traveled short trail goes up & over the hillside from the stem trail and loops back to the small redwood grove beside the parking lot. The slope up the trail from the stem is steep. It is easier to start at the redwood grove, but the trailhead may be harder to find there your first time. The grove itself is a cool summer respite. Many nice picnic table areas, but expect crowds & the noise of a volleyball game on weekends & holidays. Dogs are permitted on leash at this & most other Sonoma County Regional Parks, in contrast to the dog unfriendly state parks in the area.

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 21, 2015