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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Sebastopol Golf Course Photo
2881 Scotts Right of Way, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Sebastopol Golf Course is a 9-hole executive golf course located in the beautiful Town of Sebastopol. This short layout measures 2,992 yards from the back tees and offers undulating fairways, several…

Tolay Lake Regional Park Photo
5869 Cannon Lane, Petaluma, CA 94954

Tolay Lake Regional Park is located about 8 miles southeast of Petaluma, bordered by hills between the Petaluma River and Sonoma. At 3,402 acres, Tolay Lake is the largest of Sonoma County's regional…

Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail Photo
Highway 1, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jenner, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of…

Pebble Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
23 Navigators Reach, 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…

SUP Odyssey Photo
12600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436

SUP Odyssey offers stand up paddleboard lessons, rentals, and self guided downriver trips along the beautiful Russian River. Long term rentals come with free delivery and pickup in the Russian River…

North Salmon Creek Beach Photo
3095 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Salmon Creek Beach, where a lagoon forms as sand closes the mouth of Salmon Creek, is a popular summer destination. Nearly two miles of unbroken, scenic, sandy beach make this an excellent place for…