If you are an avid hiker, you have certainly come to the right place to explore beautiful Northern California hiking trails in an unrivaled setting of innate beauty. With unending vistas of ocean, mountains, hills, redwoods, animals, rivers, and more, the Sonoma Coast's hiking trails are pristine and matchless. For customized hikes we highly recommend "Unbeaten Path Hiking Tours" with owner Margaret Lindgren: 707.888.6121
Here is our pick of the most spectacular Sonoma County trails in the area so that all you have to do is figure out which hiking boots to wear and get going!
Click here to see a map of the Northern California hiking trails surrounding Timber Cove Inn.
Timber Cove Inn's Own Hiking Trail
Timber Cove Inn has created a new trail system with picnic tables and park benches that surrounds the property, connecting the hotel to the Benny Bufano obelisk; to Ansel Adams point that provides an incredible vista of the ocean; and down to the new events lawn overlooking the ocean; and back up to the fire ring located just outside the restaurant (also overlooking the ocean). Experience the best hiking in Sonoma right at Timber Cove Inn. Timber Cove Inn trail map
Take a flat easy walk through an old growth redwood forest among stately Sequoia sempervirens. The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on our planet! These remarkable trees live to be 500-1,000 years old. Hiking in Sonoma amongst the redwoods is a great and beautiful privilege.
Austin Creek provides an 1,100 foot climb with amazing views of open woodlands, rolling hills and clean meadows. A paradise for the hiker and equestrian, Austin Creek rewards the explorer with twenty miles of trails and panoramic wilderness views and back-country camping. The park's rugged topography, with elevations ranging from 150-1500 feet in elevation, offers a sense of isolation from the accustomed sights and sounds of the busy world.
A hike at Lake Sonoma overlooks the expansive lake is surrounding by regal Sonoma vineyards. More than 40 miles of Sonoma hiking trails weave through redwood groves and oak woodlands that surround Lake Sonoma.
Bodega HeadHiking at the outermost point of Bodega Bay, this trail is tempting for those who appreciate whale watching. In spring, the wildflower display is wonderful, and sea breezes usually keep this part of Sonoma County cool even if the rest of the Bay Area is scorching.
Pomo Canyon is an environmental sanctuary offering striking Northern California hiking a striking trails with grand views from a nearby ridge, and it connects with other recreation options, including river and beach sites.
Salt Point State ParkWith over twenty miles of hiking trails, six miles of rugged coastline, and an underwater park, you can enjoy a variety of picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, skin and SCUBA diving, and camping.
Kruse Rhododendron Loop Trail
The Kruse family established a ranch here in 1880, raised sheep, and extensively logged the coastal slopes. One of the annual rites, and ﬁne sights, of spring is a hike or a walk amongst the pale pink blossoms of Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve.