Sonoma County has more to offer than just world-renowned wine and amazing restaurants—it also harbors some beautiful and diverse landscapes that are worth hitting the trail for. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just starting out, you’re bound to stumble across something breathtaking. So, put on your hiking shoes, grab your camera, and check out these great spots!
Walking through emerald green fields dotted with wildflowers with a backdrop of lush green hills blanketed by forest, you can’t help but want to start singing “The Hills are Alive” and twirling against the bright blue sky—we don’t blame you!
Multiple walking trails loop around a picturesque lake edged by redwoods and fields of wildflowers. Follow the paths and eventually you’ll end up at the beautiful Russian River. A peaceful way to get some sunshine and fresh air on a warm afternoon.
At the top of the cliffs in Bodega Bay, you’ll find wide open fields with sprawling dirt paths cresting the cliffs in both directions. With relatively flat trails, a fresh sea breeze, and the hush of the waves crashing against the jagged rocks down below, you’ll come back feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Armstrong Redwood State Natural Reserve (Temporarily closed due to recent fires)
Huge ancient redwoods tower above you and the sunlight filters through the branches in golden beams broken up by shadows. You almost want to hold your breath as you wander through this sanctuary of untouched beauty as if you’re walking on sacred ground—and maybe you are.
Another long flat walking trail along the ocean, with views that stretch from Goat Rock to Point Reyes. Take in the fresh ocean air and get your legs moving without having to break a sweat.