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Sonoma, California

One of the top outdoor adventures in Sonoma, California is hiking the Sonoma Overlook Trail. This 3-mile round trip trail offers scenic views of the Sonoma Valley and the San Francisco Bay. The trail is moderate in difficulty, making it a must-visit for both beginners and advanced hikers. As you traverse the trail, you'll come across a variety of plant species and wildlife. Another notable feature is the rock formation near the trailhead, a testament to the area's geological history. For those who enjoy water activities, the Russian River is nearby, offering opportunities for kayaking and fishing. The best Trails and Outdoor Activities in Sonoma are a testament to the area's natural beauty and diverse ecosystem.

Top Spots in and near Sonoma

  • Pacifica, California

    Surf at Pacifica State Beach

    4.5
    If you're looking for a place to surf and Ocean Beach isn't quite your speed or Santa Cruz is too far, head to Pacifica, specifically Linda Mar. Linda Mar is usually more wind protected and user-friendly than ocean beach. Break out your longboard or hybrid board and head to this beach. There is e...
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  • Livermore, California

    Condor, Volvan, Stone Corral, Coyote Loop

    4.5
    4.38 mi / 620 ft gain
    This regional preserve is perfect for day hikes. There are also designated campsites and even a backpack campsite. Horses and dogs are welcome in the preserve. There are many different clearly marked trails that one can choose from. A good 4.5 mile loop is to start at the Park Residence entrance...
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  • Jenner, California

    Camp at Stillwater Cove

    4.0
    It's a short walk down to the beach and there is a nice trail that follows along the creek.  Campground features include potable water, restrooms with coin -operated showers, flush toilets, and electrical outlets. There is also a dump station. Please note: there are no RV hook-ups. Check out more...
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  • Pacifica, California

    Montara Mountain Trail

    5.0
    6.77 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Montara Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a forest out to ocean views at the top of Montara Mountain. This hike located near Pacifica, California. and can be accessed from Highway 1 as well. If you're looking to do a similar loop hike from the coast, consider Montara Mountain ...
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  • Burlingame, California

    Hike the Ed Taylor Loop Trail in Mills Canyon

    4.0
    1.4 mi / 300 ft gain
    This hike can be done at any time of year. Hiking in winter and spring means that many varieties of wildflowers will be present, and the creek will have much more water. Summer and fall mean higher temperatures and drier conditions, but the hike is still a pleasant experience. Begin the hike at t...
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  • Clearlake Oaks, California

    Cache Creek Ridge: Judge Davis Trailhead

    4.0
    10.26 mi / 2018 ft gain
    Cache Creek Ridge: Judge Davis Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Williams, California.
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