Top Adventures in Santa Rosa

  • Hike the Taylor Mountain Loop

    From the northern entrance to the park, you can access an 18-hole disc golf course as well as a number of trails. The Eastern Trail takes you up a steep 1,000 feet to the top of Taylor Mountain, where you can see most of Sonoma County laid out bef...

    1.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hiking, Swimming, and Fishing in Wine Country

    Annadel State Park is located in the historic Valley of the Moon, just 60 miles north of San Francisco, in Sonoma. This popular 5,200 acre park features a wonderful variety of options to explore, boasting views of the Sonoma Valley, rolling meadow...

  • Hike Gunsight Rock

    Hike to Gunsight Rock through Hood Mountain Regional Park to get a view overlooking Sonoma and Napa Valley. In order to get to the trailhead take Highway 12 to Los Alamos Rd, the road will then turn into Timberline Dr, this will take you to the tr...

    7.8 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Hike Crane Creek Regional Park

    With multiple loops of varying length, this park is great for anyone looking for a casual hike around a beautiful area in the foothills of Rohnert Park. Crane Creek has nice secluded picnic areas next to the creek in the cover of willow, alder, bu...

    3.5 miles

  • Hike Sugarloaf's Pony Gate-Canyon Loop

    The Pony Gate-Canyon Loop within Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is a new favorite of mine on my list of family and kid-friendly hikes. Our little girls did great with this hike and loved it. If you can get moving early in the day and begin your hike a...

    1.7 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike Bald Mountain, Sugarloaf Ridge SP

    Park at the top of Adobe Canyon Road in the gravel parking lot to the left of the ranger kiosk. There is a $7.00 parking fee.There are many options for routes to the top; the easiest of which is mostly paved (although still steep in parts). To tak...

    6 miles 1540 ft gain

  • Visit Jack London SP's Wolf House

    There is a museum in "The House of Happy Walls" which Mrs. London built in redwood grove find park information, exhibits and a small sales area there. A nearby trail leads to Jack London’s grave and to the remains of "Wolf House," London’s dream h...

  • Canoe the Russian River via Forestville

    Starting at Burke's Canoe in Forestville, CA this is a 10-mile self-guided canoe trip down the Russian River.  You can rent your canoe from Burke's and launch from their beach.  Burke's will also pick you up 10 miles down-river and shuttle you bac...

  • Hike the Oat Hill Mine Trail

    The incline on this trail begins pretty much right away and is fairly gradual for the entire hike, some of it is quite rocky, making this an easy to moderate level hike. However, with some shade (probably wouldn't attempt it on a hot summer day) a...

    8.3 miles

  • Hike Bald Hill in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

    Bald Hill is the first serious peak/summit that can be reached via the Oat Hill Mine Trail as it breaks from the more popular loop and heads into the heart of Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. To get there you can either begin at the less frequen...

    3.2 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Camp at Bothe-Napa Valley SP

    Looking for a romantic getaway but you’d prefer to spend your nights around a campfire? This adventure is for you. This beautiful Napa Valley campground has it all – 10 miles of hiking trails, 1,900 acres to explore, and…new yurts! Yurts are basic...

  • Hike Mount Saint Helena

    Drive north from Napa following Rt 29, through Calistoga and up into the forest. After passing the sign for Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, and just over the crest, there is a parking area on the right side of the road, opposite the trailhead o...

    10 miles 2100 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Santa Rosa, California

      Mystic Mountain Petrified Camp

      Up in the hills that rise above Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley, Mystic Mountain is a perfect retreat tucked away from the hustle and bustle in the valleys below. We're a working farm with tons of...

      From $120/night

    • Sebastopol, California

      Kanzler 360°

      The property is also the Kanzler Estate Vineyard, a working 14.5-acre vineyard located in the renowned Russian River Valley AVA. You can walk the vine rows, learn about grape growing from the owner...

      From $1,425/night

    • Forestville, California

      Charming Vineyard Cottage

      Your stay comes with a complimentary tasting of four of my wines. It's by appointment only between the hours of 10 am-4 pm with a 48-hour notice. Subject to availability. Upgrade to the full tastin...

      From $266/night

    • Calistoga, California

      Cottage Grove Inn

      Experience Napa Valley’s laid-back luxury in your private resort cottage nestled amid tall trees and lush landscape at Cottage Grove Inn. Tucked into the picturesque wine country village of Calisto...

      From $359/night

    • Petaluma, California

      San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA

    • Occidental, California

      Redwood Cottage

      Now, this is nature at its best! In ancient Sanskrit, Shanti means peace or peaceful. Peace is just what you'll find here at the Redwood Cottage. Nestled among old-growth redwoods, this charming co...

      From $165/night

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