Sonoma Ridge Trail Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews

Sonoma Ridge Trail Loop is a 8.3 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
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
10 days 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.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

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.

mountain biking
5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

9 months ago

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

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!

hiking
Saturday, April 04, 2015