Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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

A pleasant, moderate hike to Lake Ilsanjo and back. Went on a very sunny Saturday afternoon in early July. Nice heat under the sun but not sweltering.

nice rock garden for mountain biking

I absolutely loved this hike, and chose a perfect day to tackle it! Look for milder temps, there are some wooded areas but also a fire road that leaves you blistering in the sun. Most of the way up will leave you excited for whats about to come next, but people aren’t kidding when they say the last 10 minutes is a steep climb. Regardless, you MUST make it all the way to the top. If you are feeling like having an adventure, you can continue through, which leads you off towards bald mountain. 2 mountains in a day!

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!

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.

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

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

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

Beautiful view!!! Kicked my Mo F***** asssss!!!!!

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!

This trail is just down the street from my house. At this writing the trail is open an cleared but there is a great deal of evidence of the October wildfires. The park suffered a great deal of burn but is open and clear.
The level is probably difficult with large rocks and roots in some places. Lots of hikers, mountain bikes and runners but it’s never too crowded.

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

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

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!

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.

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
3 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

Was beautiful just the hardest hike I’ve ever been on yet worth it when you get to the top.

This trail should be rated moderate, at best. There are not a lot of steep climbs. It is a bit long if you’re not used to hiking 6 miles.

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.

Did this hike 2 years ago with my wife and her fam. Gunsite is worth it for the view. I’m in decent shape and didn’t really have any trouble with it.

Difficult hike but well worth it!! I ended up exhausteddddd afterwards! We spent about 2 hours at the peak enjoying the views, far and wide!!

One of my favorites before Tubbs Fire hit it. Short and somewhat of an uphill workout!

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

Very easy trail with some great views along the way.

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