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Five Great Sonoma Hiking Areas

We’ve put together a list to share, of some of the best hiking areas in the valley from folks that actually hike!

Sonoma Overlook Trail

*no fee

Sonoma Overlook Trail is located on First Street West, near the entrance to the Mountain Cemetery. There is a relatively easy 3 mile trail with amazing views of Sonoma Valley. There are also connecting trails from the cemetery and Montini Preserve. The trailhead kiosk offers trail information and self-guided checklists.

No dogs or bikes permitted on trail on the Sonoma Overlook Trail

Hood Mountain

Southwest Entrance - 1450 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa

North Entrance - 3000 Los Alamos Road, Santa Rosa


Hood Mountain is a beautiful 1,750 acres park that is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Visitors should always come with a partner, plenty of water and snacks, and appropriate clothing for weather changes. On clear days visitors can see The Golden Gate Bridge from The Valley View Trail and the Gunsight Rock trail. Hood Mountain is perfect for experienced hikers that are looking for great views of Sonoma County.

Licenced dogs permitted on leash no longer than 6 feet.

Jack London State Park

2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen


1400 acres include back country trails, House of Happy Walls Museum, Wolf House ruins, and over 20 miles of trails. Walk through redwood groves, mixed forest, oak woodlands, and grassy meadows. Please remember to always use a map, the elevation varies from 600 to 2,300 feet, and bring plenty of water and snacks.

Leashed dogs are welcome in the historic areas of the park, including the trail to the Wolf House ruins. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings or on the back country trails.

Annadel State Park

6201 Channel Drive Santa Rosa


Over 40 miles of trails throughout the 5,500 acres of hills, streams, woodlands, and meadows. Enjoy biking, horseback riding, fishing, and amazing views of Sonoma Valley. Dogs are not allowed on trails.

Dogs are allowed on a leash under your control only on Channel Drive (a paved road) within the park.

Quarryhill Botanical Gardens

12841 Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA


In Glen Ellen is a world-renowned Asian woodland Garden. Experience flowering plants from Asia, waterfalls, and ponds throughout this 25 acre botanical garden. Quarryhill has been able to flourish and expand through the help of staff, volunteers, and members.

Pets (except service dogs), biking, and smoking are prohibited.

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