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Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    231.67 acres

Stewardships

Description

Sonoma Valley Regional Park is in the center of the Sonoma Valley, next to the village of Glen Ellen. 

The 202-acre park features several miles of trails, including a paved, 1.2-mile path curving through magnificent oak woodland. Unpaved trails connect to surrounding hillsides and ridges, offering looped hiking options. 

The entrance offers a grassy picnic and barbecue area under the shade of large oaks. Spring brings colorful displays of poppies, lupine and other wildflowers.

Trails

The park's main trail, the Valley of the Moon Trail, is a paved, streamside trail running through a dense oak forest between Highway 12 and Arnold Drive. Trails linking to surrounding ridges feature beautiful valley views. Trails are open to hikers, bikers and equestrians. 

Wildfire

Sonoma Valley Regional Park experienced significant wildfire in October 2017. Much of the undergrowth and some trees burned, but the oak canopy is largely intact. The park has reopened and offers a unique opportunity to watch a landscape regenerate from fire. 

Dog Park

The "Elizabeth Perrone Dog Park" adjacent to the parking area offers a fenced area for dogs to play off-leash.  

Allowed Activities
Horseback Riding
Birdwatching
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Picnicking
Good For
Dogs
Families
Wheelchairs

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Paved, wheelchair-accessible trail; accessible picnic areas; and accessible portable restroom.

Dogs

Allowed on leash

Hours

8 AM to sunset

Parking

$7 or free for members

Trails

The paved, 1.2-mile Valley of the Moon Trail runs through the center of Sonoma Valley Regional Park and is ADA-accessible. The trail borders a seasonal creek and curves through a beautiful woodland of oaks draped in lichen. Tables placed along the way are great picnic spots.

The 1.15-mile Woodland Star Trail climbs from the Valley of the Moon Trail to a ridge on the park's southern boundary and follows the wooded hillside across the southern edge of the park before descending near Arnold Drive. The trail offers occasional views of Sonoma Valley.

Several smaller trails also connect the Valley of the Moon Trail to the surrounding ridges.

The 1.5-mile Cougar Trail passes through a recent addition to the park's northern boundary and offers sweeping views of the Sonoma Valley and the Mayacamas Range. The property is an important piece of the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor, a collection of protected lands allowing animals safe crossing on the valley floor.