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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,322 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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

trail running
26 days ago

Taylor Mountain is practically my gym. I use this trail as a fantastic cardio workout after work, as it really only takes about an hour as a moderate pace (trail running, not just hiking) and the vertical gain is quite intense for what is offered around. Once you hit the right spot, its about a thousand feet climbing steep grade with not much break at all. The views at the top are quite nice, as you get a view of both the Santa Rosa area as well as the Kenwood areas around back. Be ready to run into people, as this trail is generally fairly populated, and bring lots of water as there is none on the trail and shade is quite minimal. Overall a fantastic quick hike to add to every wish list!

hiking
26 days ago

LOVE IT up here

28 days ago

makes you pay a fee

trail running
1 month ago

Good climb.

1 month ago

Good views from the top. More moderate than we have expected.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this climb. It’s a great workout. Go early as little shade and gets warm. Dogs on leash. Wide trails until closer to top. Can be busy weekends. Take lots of water...esp for pups.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked this trail on a Saturday, it was very very busy, over 20 people hiking, no shade and lots of side trails, and kinda easy to get turned around with all the trail intersections.
But definitely a good workout.

2 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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!

6 months ago

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

7 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!

8 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 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.

11 months ago

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

11 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

Friday, September 08, 2017

wonderful views

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

hiking
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

hiking
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..

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