Taylor Mountain: Western to Eastern Route

MODERATE 168 reviews

Taylor Mountain: Western to Eastern Route is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Rosa, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

5.0 miles
1,322 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



Nice invigorating hiking trail with lots of birds and other wildlife. Can be slick in spots after rain. $7 to park

3 hours ago

Good training trail for uphill elevation hiking. Trail rises continually from the parking lot.

1 month ago

this montain demands the best of your it is a great workout.

2 months ago

Good trail, usually not crowded, and you might meet a couple of cows & horses along the way. Great views all the way, especially at the peak.

2 months ago

love this trail. Quick and easy, great view from the top, love the cows

2 months ago

Beautiful view of Santa Rosa, can’t beat it at sunset.

3 months ago

I love this trail it's so nice to get off of work at 4 and be able to head up for a quick and decent hike. would recommend to anyone!

3 months ago

all the park had to offer was the view from the top! not worth $7.00 to park should be free

4 months ago

Beautiful views looking at the hills and mountains in the distance. Also amazing views of the city, always cool wildlife to watch like turkeys, skunks, hawks, slugs, etc. cows are also on premises and don’t mess with you. Pupper and I love going for our daily hikes here, there are multiple trails some harder than the other but also some moderate ones. Definitely recommend!

5 months ago

It is steep in some spots but overall a great hike and workout! Got to the top and it was an amazing view! Great workout for my dog too.

6 months ago

Nice invigorating hiking trail with lots of birds and other wildlife. Can be slick in spots after rain.

7 months ago

A wonderful hike, so close to Santa Rosa, but you quickly forget you are near the city. Great views, good hardy climb. Bring binoculars or a telephoto lens to capture good views of the birds.

8 months ago

Love this trail. Perfect for cardio and the perfect distance.

9 months ago

I used to live in RP and I loved this trail. Good and steep for cardio and glutes and I enjoyed seeing cows and picking blackberries in the summer. Never crowded, great views and free parking near the frisbee course

11 months ago

wonderful views

11 months ago

One of the nicer hikes in santa rosa and not too far from downtown. There is a couple of spots where it gets steep, but you can take it slow. Otherwise mostly wide path and nice views when you get to the top.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Good workout!!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great workout- took eastern trail up, steep. Nice views of town but overall pretty dry surroundings with almost no tree cover the whole way makes for a less enjoyable hike compared to others. Limited free parking along the road outside the parking lot.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Nice hike with some good views. We took the western trail up and on the way down. There isn't much tree cover so I would recommend starting somewhat early or on a cool day. The Alltrails app said it was 4.8 miles from the lower parking lot to the top and back.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kicks your butt,but gorgeous from the top

Sunday, May 21, 2017

This trail looks easy from the bottom. You soon realize it's not.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I hike this trail often. It's beautiful any time of day. Convenient and great for the whole family. Always enjoy when the cows are out.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Beautlful, scenic, nice trail..

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Awesome place to hike

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It doesn't suck

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

beautiful views.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

love biking these trail.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Amazing but hard hike to the top ! Loved it!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Great trail, would highly recommend!!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Sweet little hike with pretty awesome views. Happy New Year.

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