Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Santa Rosa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
4 days ago

a lovely walk if you need something easy going or want to do a talk-and-walk or jog. benches nearby, good for picnics!

one of my favorite easy going hikes. beautiful views in the fall overlooking Windsor.

good first 3.5 miles with a walk on asphalt for the last mile.

This was a wonderful trail for the whole family! We brought both kids, 9 and 3, with their bikes and we ran! The trail was nicely paved and easy for them to join!

Beautiful first 2 or 3 miles with nice views. Ended up walking the last mile or so on the road in the sun though.

pretty fun and easy hike.

Beautiful hike with lots of variety. About half was shaded, the other half exposed. Lots of wildlife including flogs and deer.

Great hike. Well maintained. Amazing to see the wildlife recovering after the fire. Everything was so green and lots of new growth. Highly recommended.

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, especially a few days after the rain with a strong stream in the creek. Other than a short stretch that was too steep for me to run up or down, moderate trail. Free parking on the street near trail head.

trail running
4 months ago

Great loop to run :)

We went in March on a cloudy day but the green rolling hills and trees made for lovely views. It was half exposed, half in dense tree cover. I loved that there were intermittent signs about the forest regrown after the fire.

It is a beautiful hike, but many bikes on the main trail. we got lost for a little bit because the rain has washed away some mud, and plants are thick. overall, it is a fun hike

A bit of an extra walk from Howarth Parking lot. Make time

Loved this for a quick training loop! Quiet, well maintained, very wide trails, and the rolling hills were great. Not to mention the view at the top! Will definitely be back here again

walking
7 months ago

Very nice walk, I walk on the dirt outer trails. Great for dogs and bikes. I go almost everyday and it gets better every time.

Nice variety of not too steep and level. During winter small brook to cross.

walking
8 months ago

We took a family day hike/ walk today. There are plenty of different trails to go on. Most are paved roads and some dirt trails off the beaten path. We went through the Howarth Park parking area and did the Spring Lake Loop in addition to a little section in Annadel Park. It’s really easy and you of course see a lake. Lots of people and bikes. So there is a lot of traffic. Lots of picnic areas. You could also bring your canoe or motor-less boat and paddle around the lake.

walking
8 months ago

Only did short walk from Stony Point Road to Doubles Drive. Not worth walk except from point A to point B. Very noisy (highway 12), a few transients, nothing to view. Suspect a bike ride would be better as it a reasonable length. Asphalt pathway.

Good walking trail on north and south side of creek between Fulton Road and Willowside Road. South side is hard-packed gravel. North side is asphalt. South side had wild turkeys and grapes. North side has good view of Santa Rosa hills and grapes. Very pleasant walk.

Very nice lightly moderate trail. Not many birds, but lots of bikes on this Saturday, but all well trained in trail etiquette. Very relaxing.

Nice hike. We did 4 mike loop, wasn't hard at all.

trail running
10 months ago

Always a good time coming down Spring Creek - look out for turkeys! Access the trail from Stonehedge Dr. as well, instead of Spring Lake.

Really gorgeous trail. Pretty secluded from other people.

road biking
10 months ago

Flat level trail through West Santa Rosa. Some views are pretty seedy and homeless camps on the side of the trail. It used to be a nice trail but more like hobo row...head further to the west..more scenic and less city filth.

Don't go if it's toasty out. There's very limited shade spots so it's direct sun. Make sure to wear sun screen!! Otherwise gorgeous trail absolutely loved it

Only strenuous for about 10-15 minutes then the trail flattens out for the rest of the hike. There's a beautiful view but it was ultimately a little underwhelming.

trail running
Friday, July 21, 2017

I ended up taking a wrong turn early on and doing ridge trail to creek side trail, but it was a great run. I'm very new to trail running so the first half was tough for me but probably not that hard for a more experienced trail runner. Imagine it would be a moderate hike. New tree coverage, great views. Parking free along the road outside the parking lot ($7 to park in the lot).

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Trails weren't marked very clearly so we veered off course a bit.

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