Sonoma Valley Regional Park

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

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  • Description
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  • 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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Dogs allowed on leash. Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset.

    • Property Amenities:
      • Accessible
      • Pet friendly
    • Open Again

      You can now park, if you have a pass, or pay $7 bucks, behind the dog park, which is not open. The CalFire station will let you know your getting close to the drive way entrance. Head out along...

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    • Serene walk in southern part of the park

      Find a break in the fence with the Lake Suttonfield sign on the east side of Arnold Drive about 300 feet south of Eric Ross Winery. Park on the side of Arnold Drive. A very serene walk around a...

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    • I remember when this was not a park

      I stayed in Glen Ellen twice in May, traveling for business. Even though business was in Benicia, about an hour away, I wanted to lodge in Glen Ellen for nostalgic reasons (I once lived there) and to...

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