Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve

Sonoma County Agriculture Preservation and Open Space District began its efforts to protect the lands that now make up Healdsburg Ridge from development in 1996.

Location

Bridle Path and Arabian Way
Healdsburg CA, 95448

Contact

Local: 707-431-3317

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  • Sonoma County Agriculture Preservation and Open Space District began its efforts to protect the lands that now make up Healdsburg Ridge from development in 1996. As part of this effort, the District secured conservation easements across several of the key parcels. In 2003, the District was given the opportunity to purchase these lands outright allowing for the creation of the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve.

    The Preserve consists of a wide array of plants and animals including wetlands and oak woodlands, rocky serpentine chaparral and open grasslands. Deer and rabbits are scattered throughout drawing top predators like bobcats and mountain lions. For an area of only 155 acres, the diversity it supports is quite impressive including over 40 bird species and rare plants like serpentine rye grass and a species of Ceanothus that has yet to be described by scientists. 

    The City and the Open Space District have an agreement to transfer the property to the City with the District holding a conservation easement on the property that will protect it forever.

    • Perfect spot for a morning hike

      What a great find this was! We wanted a nice place to take a hike with the kids before it got too hot out and this was a great option. It is a beautiful example of the oak woodlands that used to...

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    • The perfect spot for a quick hike with views

      We wanted to take a short 2-3 mile morning hike above the town. This is perfect. Nice trails, well marked and no super steep hills to climb. Nice views from the overlooks. We were warned to watch out...

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    • Pretty views of the Russian River.

      Great find. My husband and I love to do something active in morning before heading to the wineries. This area trials are well maintained and there a several to choose from. We had a nice walk and...

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