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Taylor Mountain via Western, Eastern and Sky Lupine Trail

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Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain via Western, Eastern and Sky Lupine Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily 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.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 1,322 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Getting There

This is an invigorating hiking trail with lots of birds and other wildlife. It can be slick in spots after rain. Please note there is a $7 parking fee.

Trailhead address: 3820 Petaluma Hill Rd

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Reviews (410)
Photos (232)
Recordings (366)
Completed (604)
Courtney Ploeger
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HikingRockyScramble

Challenging- butt-kicking climb. I think this hike should be rated as difficult! Beautiful scenery and views from the top.

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Fabiola estrada Arce
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Denise Osborne
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HikingNo shade

Love this hike! It’s a butt kicker, calorie burner with amazing views and cows! Lots of other wildlife too. I have seen a coyote up there once. I bust this hike out at least 1x a week at minimum!

Robin Douglas Jones
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nothing to say all you do is walk up stupid Hill and that's it

Izabelle Azevedo
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Hiking

Kind of difficult only because I’ve been sitting at home for months but very nice and very pretty especially at sunset

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Nyah McWilliams
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Hiking

This area was okay. Nothing really special about it. Mostly just dry yellow grass. The view was nice, though.

Yosef Platt
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RunningFee

Could be because I am new to trail running, but I had a hard time following THIS particular trail. There were often forks in the path and I needed to stop, pull out my phone, and check where I was going! Otherwise, it was a nice 5.1 mile run. A steep up hill and a nice downhill run! You pay $7 for parking.

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Robin Douglas Jones
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it was okay but it seemed like every Trail I went on was uphill like to find the area that is flat but the park is well maintained and the people on the drills are very friendly and courteous great place to go that is close by

Joe Graves
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Hiking

great trail, from the south parking lot entrance, could be a steep incline for a run, but four kids kept up for a two hour hike!

Marco Bautista
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súper experiencia agradable, hermosa vista agradable paseo en bicicleta. me encanta. hermosos paisajes.

todd willis
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Hiking

I'm associated with UFO'S/Disc golf and this place has the best course in Sonoma County

Amy McKenna
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Hiking

$7 parking fee. Stunning moderate uphill walk/hike.

Chelsea N.
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Carmen Stockberger
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Amazing views if you can make it all the way to the top. Definitely a climb but totally worth it. Really muddy when we went last weekend but I would love to come back in spring when wildflowers are in bloom.

Thomas Axelrad
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Charles Boyett
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Hiking

Decent incline, very open trail. Great sunset. Views of Santa Rosa, a little of rincon valley. Handful of people. Coexist

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Taylor Allen
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One of my favorite hikes. Love the knotted oak trees at the beginning and then the cows grazing near the top. Can be very muddy after rain. I’ve also done this in the middle of summer which offers little to no shade and very dry conditions. The spring is definitely better. Great hike to bring the dog. Parking at either entrance is $7 or use your regional parks pass.

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Kristen Bartlett
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Terry B.
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Muddy
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Courtney C
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HikingMuddyRocky
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Emalee Clairice
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HikingRocky
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Uta Gabler
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Hiking

Great hike, always a wonderful view, in places quite steep, but I love those challenges. It was very windy on top as it was a cooler day anyway. It’s a great workout.

Megan Mahlman
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Hiking

Fun trail but very hot (no shade once you get above the bottom portion). Kids loved it - lizards were everywhere. Tall grass - recommend tall socks. Beautiful views forever. But also very steep to get to them.

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