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Redwoods & Rivers in Sonoma County

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Surrounded by ancient redwoods in the heart of Sonoma County and just a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Russian River area invites you to explore, play or just relax. This region has embraced travelers since the railroads linked it to San Francisco in 1877. Today, charming towns like Forestville, Rio Nido, and Guerneville welcome visitors to their local shops and galleries. Or maybe you're looking for a cup of coffee, a homemade pastry, or a farm-to-table lunch in Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Duncans Mills – the whole county is known for great wines and locally made foods.  

Hike through the majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Or cycle roads that are fit for beginners or professionals. If paddling down the river in a kayak or canoe is on your must-do list, make sure to check out Sonoma County's safety tips for water activities here.

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.

 

 

Places in the Redwoods & Rivers Region

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Hearthside Cabin Photo
Contact us directly, Cazadero, CA 95421

Hearthside Cabin is a lovely and unique Northern California vacation rental getaway. No matter how long you stay, you won't want to leave! Nestled among towering redwoods and adjacent to beautiful…

Porter Bass Winery Photo
11750 Mays Canyon Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Nine miles from the ocean, in a saddle between two ridge tops sits Porter-Bass Vineyard & Winery. The Russian River gently forms an oxbow around these ridges allowing the fog to drift to the foot of…

Ananda Photo
Contact Us Directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Ananda is a magical little cottage nestled in the hills above the Russian River. The name Ananda means bliss, and that's what you'll find at this private, serene hideaway. With a spacious living room,…

Rainbow Cattle Company Photo
16220 Main St, Guerneville, CA 95446

Rainbow Cattle Company, known as “The Rainbow” and “The ‘Bow,” by locals, the RCC opened its doors in 1979 and quickly became a Northern California party destination serving up carefree good times.…

Monte Rio Recreation and Park District Photo
20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

The Monte Rio Amphitheater is the Lower River's showcase for outdoor events. The stage area is surrounded by tall redwoods creating the perfect natural theater under the stars. Sloped lawn seating is…