Outdoor Activities in Sonoma County

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Connect with the land in Sonoma County, one of California’s most diverse natural destinations. More than 60 regional and state parks beckon travelers to hike through redwood forests, paddle along the coast or down rivers, or just sit down and enjoy the sounds of nature.

More daring explorers may opt to zip line with Sonoma Canopy Tours. Check out our guides to outdoor activities, cycling, hiking, camping, and backpacking in Sonoma County.

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leave no trace logo in 200Together, we can protect and preserve the beauty and natural resources of Sonoma County for generations to come. Check out our page on Sustainable Travel, and look over the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

Health & Safety Update: As temperatures rise in Sonoma County, so does the risk of potentially harmful algal blooms in water environments, such as the Russian River. Currently, there are educational health advisories in place and the Russian River is open to visitors. Should conditions change to support the growth of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), information will be posted on the County webpage along with recommended health precautions. Information will be updated as needed. Learn more here.

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Sonoma Birding Photo
Contact us directly, Sonoma, CA 95476

Sonoma Birding celebrates "Sonoma's Good Nature" - with guides to birding, wildlife watching and a nature lecture series throughout Sonoma County. Sonoma Birding was founded in 2004 in Sonoma Valley,…

Clavey Paddlesports Photo
409 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma, CA 94952

Located in Sonoma County, we sell Sea Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, Fishing Kayaks, Whitewater Rafts, Inflatable Kayaks, Roof Racks, All Paddlesports Accessories, Camping Gear and Technical Apparel.…

Sebastopol Bike Center Photo
6731 Sebastopol Avenue, Suite 120 Sebastopol, CA 95472

Whether you’re a novice cyclist, club rider or racer we have a bike that will suit your needs. Our friendly, bike-savvy staff are there to help you get the right bike and have a great adventure.

Black Point Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
35050 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

The quarter-mile Black Point Trail is the southernmost of the six Sea Ranch public access points. It is also the longest beach among the access trails. Black Point Beach is a sandy shore that curves…

Stengel Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
37900 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A trail that is .12 miles one way and leads to a small beach reached via a steep staircase. Look for seasonal waterfalls from a stream spilling over the bluff. This is the largest parking lot of the…

Shell Beach Coastal Access Trail Photo
39200 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala. Trails start at Highway 1 parking areas and cross bluff-top meadows and forests to…