Top 5 Sonoma Valley Hikes

Mountain hiking is great, coastal hiking is lovely, but hiking in wine country—that’s downright delightful! Hit the trails and pour a glass!

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1) The Overlook Trail

A locals’ favorite, and spectacular at sunset, the Overlook Trail is walking distance to Sonoma’s historic plaza, with valley views rolling all the way out to Mount Tam.

2) Hood Mountain Regional Park

Hiking to Hood Mountain’s Gunsight Rock Overlook (2,730 feet) is a rite of passage, offering an amazing view of Sonoma Valley’s crescent shape, all the way out to the bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

3) Jack London State Park

In the heart of the valley, the ranch and mansion ruins of its namesake adventure writer include miles of hiking trails through redwood trees and up to fantastic valley vistas of vineyards.

4) Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park has a liquid asset that’s not wine (a waterfall!) and a panoramic peak hike, Bald Mountain, offering a spectacular view of the valley.

5) Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Oak woodland, wildflowers, a large reservoir with trails around it, a hidden picnic spot with an incredible view of the rolling landscape—these are just a few features that make Sonoma Valley Regional Park special (it’s also dog-friendly!).

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