Sonoma Ridge Trail Loop

MODERATE 45 reviews

Sonoma Ridge Trail Loop is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glen Ellen, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,893 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

4 months ago

had a great hike it ended up being a little over 9 miles, the trails are not marked the best and there was a lot of ticks . But it was still a very good workout hike lots of incline and decline. I loved the peek a boo views through the trees, it was a great shaded hike.

hiking
5 months ago

great and enjoyable moderate hike: forest, fruit trees, vineyards. superb views on the valley from the ridge

hiking
7 months ago

Came for a day hike! Beautiful redwood trees! It is a nice strong solid hike lots of places to stop to rest. Beautiful places to take pictures. It was very damp and cold. Wear layers. Very peaceful!

hiking
8 months ago

We started at the Vineyard Trail, followed by the Coon Trap Trail. Much of the ascent was on the coon Trap Trail. Once reached to top it was a gradual downward slope through the beautiful woods. It was a great hike.

trail running
Friday, August 11, 2017

The coon trail is currently closed for restoration. It was too steep and hard to follow. I turned around and retraced my steps for a total of 10 miles. An awesome trail run! Beware of spider webs as you run. I was the first on the trail for the day and ran into several.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Absolutely stunning! A bit muddy in spots from recent rains, but doable and so worth the trek to the summit.

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Absolutely beautiful...
not many people!
Great exercise.
Great views.
The scenery is constantly changing!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Overall the hike was wonderful.

Next time, I would hike the loop clockwise. We completed the hike counter clockwise causing the steeper elevation difference in the decent versus the assent. It was tough going down hill.

Also, although high enough in elevation to have the view, the surrounding trees and vegetation hindered the view.

The weather was delightful and the canopy of the trees keep things shaded and cool.

The loop wound up being 10.3 versus 8.3 miles, so take into consideration.

Well groomed trails.

Timmy Couvillion

Friday, July 01, 2016

Took mountain trail to Sonoma ridge all the way out and came back Coon Trap trail. It had some nice views, was in the shade but long- 11+ mile loop.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Beautiful views! Moderate is correct. We started at the North Sonoma Mountain trail head and walked all the way into Glen Ellen for lunch. We set up a shuttle back to the trail head. Second time on this trail and I plan on more. Start early it gets hot!

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