Looking for a great trail near Santa Rosa, California? AllTrails has 49 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Sonoma Coast State Park or Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Spring Lake Regional Park or Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. Ready for some activity? There are 31 moderate trails in Santa Rosa ranging from 2 to 12.7 miles and from 213 to 1,935 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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I ran this after a fair amount of rain at it was muddy and slippery in spots but still an amazing trial to run. The signage was a little confusing but that mostly because it was my first time out there and I'm a pro at getting lost. 

6 days ago

many different little ecosystems. Oak Woodland down-low, Lake and Meadowland,conifer Forest up higher. goes through the burn area. Bong moderate climbs in a few steep ones. I did the route in reverse, and I think I would prefer it that way. although there is more downhill then uphill in reverse

Didn’t do this trail exactly. Trail head was same location but hiked 1.8 miles in to Azalea Creek and camped out overnight at Newt Hollow. Great, quiet spot.

I took what I think was the hood mountain trail or “lower johnston ridge trail” off of Sonoma highway. Passed a few houses on the way up. I did see a trail near the summit signed gunsight rock. But does anyone know how to take the summit trail up from los alamos road to gunsight rock? I tried to get directions to the trail using this app and it instead routed me all the way up to the top of gunsight rock (I wanted to hike it not drive up to the top). The map shows 4 different routes to get there but I can only seem to find the one.

private property
17 days ago

This 'trailhead' is private property - no access!

perfect for my needs. just the right amount of incline to get started and used walking sticks to navigate downhill, somewhat rocky surface. love the ferns, laurel trees, and mossy oaks. abundant shade will be nice in summer. my new favorite

trail running
no shade
20 days ago

Decent run, all the elevation gain is in the first two miles. We ran it mid morning and had moderate shade on the climb however on the way down and then back you're exposed almost the whole time. Lastly, the downslope is on the trail Rough Go. Loads of rocks to trip over, if you're not super coordinated you might wanna walk it to avoid a serious fall. Not my favorite run in the area, but it's a decent workout without having to empty the tank.

Beautiful trail that covers a large sweep of Anadel with incredible meadow views and a nice loop around the lake. Free parking on the street near the trail head. The trail head isn't difficult to find if you use the map, but you do have to briefly walk through an area marked private property (Oakdale community) - cross a bridge and then you'll find the road that connects to the trail. I went on a weekday early afternoon and there were a good amount of bikers so imagine it could be heavily trafficked by mountain bikes on the weekends.

had fun! Its slightly challenging for those who are not in shape, but if you are typically active you can do it. I would venture to say anyone can, just take breaks.

mountain biking
25 days ago

The first half of this trail is challenging if you do it by bike. A lot of Boulders and rock beds. We did it in Hardtails and we wished for full suspension. I walk my bike a lot during the first half (we did counterclockwise).

Explored several smaller trails on the east side of Annadel. A bit over grown, poison oak, and weeds. Quiet...not a soul for 2 hrs.

So beautiful- the walk along spring creek with the large moss-covered trees is not to be missed!

Challenging but rewarding hike. Be prepared there is a lot of steep elevation. But the view and the bragging rights are worth it. The creek is now cross-able without much effort. There are still some wet spots and poles are advisable on some of the slippery terrain.

It’s not easy to reach the summit, but it’s fun and worth trying. The view from the top of Hood Mtn is spectacular. I’m a 79 year old male and I made it so I think, with a little determination and taking it easy, almost anyone can

If you're running it I would highly suggest starting on the spring creek trail. My partner and I started on the Canyon Trail and were fine, but the decent down spring creek resulted in one heck of a nasty fall.

1 month ago

Rocky dirt trail with great views. Wildflowers, deer, and turkey's everywhere. Most of the trail is exposed, so make sure your water game is tight.

1 month ago

I really liked this trail! It was very beautiful, well maintained and on the way back down I was able to get a good run in.

Muddy, trail signs could be better placed. Route seemed more difficult than moderate.

Easy enough to carry the baby in a carrier. Nice scenery and fairly accurate distance.

Beautiful with lots of wildflowers. The amount of green is stunning. The perfect Spring hike.

Awesome because I love running trails up mountains then down mountains and that’s what this was! Beautiful views well groomed trail.

Trail is well maintained. More shade than sun. Went at 11am, not many people. Saw about 20 mountain bikers in total and just a few hikers. Certainly areas of fire damage but also signs of regrowth and recovery. Was lovely and tranquil. Took about 2.5 hrs at a relatively relaxed pace.

Great hike! Very steep for the first .3 miles and gains elevation quicker than expected. Beautiful views even though we didn’t make it to the top! Definitely for an experienced hiker. 4 stars because the trails are kinda tricky to stick by, we stayed on the steep fire road the entire time and didn’t notice the off-shoot trails that were milder.

Trail was a lot of fun! We were backpack training and enjoyed the terrain. A few muddy spots but easy to navigate. Trails are well marked and cleared out. Definetly a nice steep climb but the views are worth it. The park is still recovering from the big fire so expect to see burnt trees and vegetation.

1 month ago

Wide rocky road. Easy grade. Beautiful amble thru oaks and fields. Wild turkeys. No dogs allowed. Lots of bicycles. Signs of horses.

This was an awesome hike! Challenging but well worth it for the views at Gunsight Rock. Summit trail is very rocky and technical. Hood mountain trail is a fire road and a lot smoother terrain. When I go back I’ll take the summit trail up and fire road back. Fire road exposed summit trail goes through the woods. There was a lot of water if you have a filter no need to bring more than a few liters. Bring crocs/flip flops for crossing Santa Rosa creek in the first mile if you don’t want to hike the rest of the day with wet feet. Trails in great condition not much mud at all I was surprised after recent rains. Views at gunsight are incredible. You can see SF on a clear day.

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