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



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Overgrown and full of ticks a little boring but once you get near the bay there are there are many different birds to look at.

Moderate trail with pretty views of the valley. Appropriate for children, too. Closed until sept 2018.

This trail is CLOSED for rehabilitation until September 2018!

Love this trail, sad to see it close as they have to rebuild it due to extreme fire damage.

4 months ago

This is one of the first hiking spots I went on once I moved to California. I love it !! it's great for beginners and experts alike.

7 months ago

Really nice hike. A bit rocky to be rated as easy. We encountered probably ten deer, none of them seemed to care that we were there.

No trespassing!

7 months ago

Great little hike with some nice views! Went mid-morning during the week and only saw a handful of other people.

Worst hike I think I have ever gone on. We walked through a very overgrown trail, completely covered by bushes, and then walked on what seemed to be a farming maintenance trail. We didn't even reach the Bay before turning back because it was so boring and unsightly. The farming equipment we walked by at mile 1 should have been a sign.

This trail is closed for a year due to fire damage.

The loop is washed out because of a tidal flow enhancement project in 2009 where it turned out nature had better ideas as to where the tidal current should go. (according to the sign)

You can hike 2.6 miles out to the bay, and a small part of the loop.

Monday, September 18, 2017

IMPASSABLE AND NOT MAINTAINED. We decided to go clockwise around the loop. This meant we found the IMPASSABLE trail 90% done with the loop, which meant this was an 11.5 mile hike. There is more than 10 feet of fast moving water that no one, regardless of ability, should walk through. Afterwards we see a tiny notice that the trail is out, right next to a big map which doesn't note this.

My legs are fully scratched up from unmaintained trail of sharp brush, starting at the shoreline.

For the previous 5 star reviewer: you clearly didn't take the route in the map.

Great moderate loop hike, with wine at the beginning and end.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Short, easy hike with a great view at the top. Enjoy.

Great hike, dog friendly, and near a winery - you can't beat it. You'll get a solid workout! Multiple uphill climbs but enough breaks to make you forget that your glutes were en fuego.

Great trail

It's a bike path, very low key.

Close to home and town, gets a bit crowded for passing at times but very enjoyable. Great views and lots of gorgeous plants, rocks and critters.

great hike in a beautiful setting, especially after all the rain.

Monday, April 10, 2017

We really enjoyed this hike. Our dog did as well even though she did get wet crossing the little creeks along the way. We are here in April when there have been a lot of heavy rains this year.

Friday, March 31, 2017

I hike this along with Montini two to three times a week . I love it every time I do it and that's why I keep doing it. Also do not hike out of bounds at the very top. As tempting as it may be do not do it especially during the summer time. It is rattlesnakes central up there. Just a heads up in case someone wants to hike out of bounds.

Friday, March 24, 2017

This very rainy winter and apparently no maintenance of this trail means it's completely overgrown and impassable. I was able to run on the farming roads adjacent to the trail for an 8 mile out and back but the deep ruts cut in the mud by farming equipment were difficult to traverse.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dog friendly. Beautiful, forest and streams, great views. So close to home how could I not go back again and again.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Calling this a trail is overly generous... A barely-contiguous path around a man-made park is more like it. Good enough for doing exercise laps (I did a few times to time against myself), or perhaps taking the dog for a walk... but don't expect breathtaking vistas. Rather some parking lots, some suburban grass... and some human detritus.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Decent exercise... views are delivered either at the beginning (stunning cemetery near the base) or at the end (overview of the town of Sonoma). Easy enough for kids. Overall is a bit difficult to get lost in the moment of "communing with nature" because the high amount of hiker traffic and the numerous man-made artifacts in the path and on the views (water tanks, etc).

A great little trail through shaded forest. Important to note: do NOT cross the seasonal creek! (It's just a trickle in summer but stream bed is obvious.) crossing will take you to private property and you will not be welcomed.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Great area with lots of bird watching opportunities. I drive Hwy 37 regularly and it's a beautiful area. Not sure about the bike rider review and people walking around in their underwear, but I would not consider that a worthy review. The description clearly says "The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round." not "...biking only if you tolerate thorns."

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nice well kept trail with inclines that get your heart going. Beautiful water features and not usually crowded.

No dogs allowed. Not much to see. Exposed loop trail around a reservoir. Might be nicer in the wetter months

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