Explore the most popular lake 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.

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
1 month 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.

I noticed lots of 4+ star ratings on this trail but 3 stars on sugarloaf vista, just a few miles away. They aren’t really even comparable from a views and terrain diversity perspective. maybe it’s the mountain biker preference for this trail.

trail running
2 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

Very easy trail with some great views along the way.

My go to route for an efficient, fun 5 miler. Always fun bombing down rough-go and getting in some good flat around the lake. Add 2 extra miles by taking a right at Orchard and coming back on Cobblestone to meet up with Rough-Go.

Wonderful easy trail!

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
5 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.

walking
6 months ago

We took a family day hike/ walk today. There are plenty of different trails to go on. Most is 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.

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
8 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.

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.

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
10 months ago

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

Needs better signage but beautiful trail, moderate grade up and easy down.

I've been going to Shiloh Ranch a few times a week after work, on the way home. I love all of the variations on loops there, along with the challenging uphills. It's perfect for an after-work hike. There are lots of deer out in the evenings.

Lovely gentle hike. Nice variety of terrain. Sometimes amongst the trees, sometimes in open meadows. The pond is a peaceful place to sit and relax for a bit. The geese and a bunch of dragon flies kept us entertained.

trail running
11 months ago

Great views coming back down the canyon trail!

walking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Easy for the family to get out and get some fresh air and little exercise.

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