Laguna de Santa Rose Bike Trail in Sonoma
Sonoma County Bike Trail
One of the best ways to experience the natural beauty and diverse coastal landscapes of Sonoma County is to ride or hike the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail. Winding through Sonoma County’s largest freshwater wetland, on the east side of the Laguna channel between Highway 12 and Occidental Road, this 1.8 mile recreational trail is a popular spot for cycling, hiking, running, horseback riding and bird watching. Part of Sonoma’s regional parks, Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail is a peaceful escape from the city and the perfect place to explore and get back to nature.
Get out and explore the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail and discover Sonoma County’s expansive wetlands and woodlands. The trail offers a scenic overlook with benches and breathtaking views of the Sonoma vineyards and wine country. While most of the trail is paved with crushed stone, an unpaved ½ mile pedestrian-only loop offers walkers a peaceful path through the woodlands along the channel. The trail is also a great place to walk your dog, on a leash of course. The park offers parking spaces, bike racks and horse trailers.
Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail offers bikers and nature lovers a unique opportunity to experience the biologically diverse landscape of Sonoma County. Recognized for its ecological significance, the Laguna de Santa Rosa is the largest freshwater wetlands complex on the northern California coast, with a rich habitat for wildlife and plants, including the endangered California tiger salamander, and thousands of migrating birds. Trek through scenic marshes, creeks, pools, woodlands and valley oak savannah to discover one of Sonoma’s natural wonders.
For more information, check out http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Get_Outdoors/Parks/Laguna_de_Santa_Rosa_Trail.aspx.