Transit To Trails

Foothill Regional Park A short walk from the main entrance brings you to a beautiful pond.

Leave your car at home and enjoy the wonderful parks and trails of Sonoma County by transit. Below are three parks that are easily accessed by public transit that runs frequently and takes you right to the trailhead (oh, and also picks you up when you are ready to head back home!)

Foothill Regional Park

Foothill Regional Park, just outside of Windsor, offers outstanding vistas and a unique outdoor experiences, including nearly 7 miles of trails, 200+ acres, and 3 small lakes. A perfect spot to enjoy hiking, trail running, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing and picnicking.

Excellent views of the Windsor area can be had from several lookouts off of Westwood and Oakwood Trails. Picnic tables and benches can be found throughout the park.

Find more details on the park page at Sonoma County Regional Parks.

Photo by Lech Naumovich of lechphoto.com

Transit Directions

The Foothill Regional Park stop along local route 66 stops within steps of the main entrance to the park Monday through Saturday. M-F services runs every 45 minutes with first/lasts stops at the park being 8:19am and 3:09pm and Saturdays 9:54am and 3:09pm.
Accessible by SCT Route 66
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Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Ragle Ranch Regional Park contains 3.56 miles of trail over gently rolling terrain with an outstanding grove of oak tree and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.  A nature trail leads to Atascadero Creek, a great site for birdwatching. The park is also the site of a peace garden with a spectacular sculpture created by world-renowned artist, Masayuki Nagase.

This 157-acre park is also the site of the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair held in August. You’ll also find excellent sports fields for soccer, softball, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, a par course, as well as individual and reservable group picnic areas, walking trails, dog park, a children’s playground and restroom facilities.

Find more details on the park page at Sonoma County Regional Parks.

Photo by Lech Naumovich of lechphoto.com

Transit Directions

Intercity route 20 serves Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Forestville, Guerneville and Monte Rio, 7-days per week. Local route 24, which stops across from the park entrance, serves the City of Sebastopol including Ragle Ranch Regional Park Monday through Saturday.
Accessible by SCT Routes 20 and 24
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Maxwell Farms Regional Park

This popular park in northwest Sonoma has both a “front and back country”. The front country includes fields for soccer and baseball, tennis and volleyball courts, an accessible playground and picnic sites. The backcountry section offers 2.5 miles of nature trails winding through 40 acres of open space, including corridors of mature bay trees and remnants of historic orchards.

Also located inside the park is the Valley of the Moon Boys and Girls Club, which serves Sonoma Valley children. Activities include sports, computer skills, tutoring and art.

Find more details on the park page at Sonoma County Regional Parks.

Photo by Lech Naumovich of lechphoto.com

Transit Directions

Several routes stop at the main entrance on West Verano Ave including the intercity route 30 which serves Santa Rosa, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, El Verano and Sonoma 7-days per week. Local route 32 also stops at the entrance and serves the Sonoma-Springs area and the City of Sonoma Monday through Saturday.
Accessible by SCT Routes 30 and 32
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