Tolay Lake Regional Park

MODERATE 2 reviews

Tolay Lake Regional Park is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

This is an excellent hike around the headwaters of Tolay Creek in the southern Sonoma Mountains. The high hills of the park are contrasted against the vast meadows and old forests. With great views of Tolay lake's valley, vineyards, and San Francisco Bay, this is a dramatic but lightly hikes trail. NOTE: The park is currently in the development phase and not regularly open to the public. It can be hiked once you have a permit. To receive a permit, you must take a 1 hour orientation. Once the permit is obtained, it enables hikers to return to the park repeatedly. There is a $7 parking fee.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful! LOTS of ticks, check your pup after you hike.

4 months ago

Very pretty, but you need a permit to enter. You have to sit through an online orientation and answer questions before the city will mail you a permit.