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.
    • Better hiking options near Healdsburg

      This hiking trail is located in a residential neighborhood with street parking. Only a 5 min drive from Healdsburg Plaza. That said, there are several better options in Healdsburg area such as Lake...

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    • Great hiking place near town but...

      Have been here a number of times as this is pretty much the closest to a hike you can easily take near Healdsburg. The trails and pretty easy and the views are alright too. However, they could...

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    • HIKE!!

      Various trails will keep your heart pumping for about an hour and you can double back and forth. HOT in the warm weather in unshaded areas

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