Walking in Sonoma County…mostly

walking for those with bad knees, bad habits or bad attitudes


New Santa Rosa Creeks maps Walking and Biking. Thank you Alistair Bleifuss, Environmental Specialist for the City of Santa Rosa. Thank you Santa Rosa Creek Stewards.

Bodega Head TrailsOverlook Trail climbs the hill north, out and back. Bodega Head Trail takes off behind the bathroom at the parking lot and loops around the head. This links to a newer trail overlooking Doran Beach. Easier access to that trail is unfortunately closed. Bodega Head Map  (You may need to access and then open in Adobe Reader.)

Kortum Trail – Several miles of trail from Blind Beach to Wright’s Beach. The Blind Beach section is too hilly for me. Sunset Beach is the most popular starting point and is currently free. Walking north just under a mile is the  flattest part of the trail. Kortum Trail Map

Laguna de Santa Rosa – Here’s a map from the Regional Parks about Stone and Kelly Farms in the Laguna. And from the City of Sebastopol the Laguna Preserve trail map.

Santa Rosa Creeks – Here a map of trails along many Santa Rosa Creeks. Of course, the trails are always being improved – or are temporarily closed for improvement. Many trails are being added. Look for the blue signs with the white egret when you’re out driving. Many of those creeks have a trail. Printed versions of this map are available at events and may be available in the future. (future- is when a public agency has time and money.)

Bay Nature - The beautiful magazine has a Find a Walk on their website.

Bike TrailsSanta Rosa Cycling Trails from Map My Ride.

Bay Trail – You can almost get around San Francisco Bay on the Bay Trail. Visit the site to get all the maps

East Bay Regional Parksmaps and loops galore. This is absolutely fabulous.

Pt Reyes National Seashore Map - Trail map and more.

Sorry not working at May 2014: New California map – how to get from here to there without a car. Click this whole line!

Out of State – can’t help but add things when I happen to come across them

Trails in Restored Everglades Grassy Water Preserve I hear Hog Hammock is a good 5mi hike.

Bicyclists: Check out the Bicyclist Coalition. Or the City of Santa Rosa.

7 comments on “Maps

  1. Cathleen Caffrey
    June 19, 2013

    Another place to find walks: http://baynature.org/trail-finder/

    • badwalker
      June 19, 2013

      Thank you! I’ll add this link to the Maps page.

  2. Cathleen Caffrey
    January 4, 2014

    Where can one get printed copies of the Santa Rosa map you have a pdf for? Can’t print it on my printer.

    It would help a lot of your commentaries provided contact info for getting maps if available and if they are too large to print out full size on a single sheet of paper.

    • Lynn Millar
      January 4, 2014

      Thank you for the comment and suggestion. I do need to know what doesn’t work for people. (I have printed the creek map and portions of it.)
      The creek map comes from the City’s Dept. of Public Works. I will try to reach them Monday at (707) 543-3800 – or you may call.
      My other thought is the Visitor’s Center in Railroad Square. I will contact them as well and then update the website.
      Thanks again, Lynn

    • Lynn Millar
      January 7, 2014

      I spoke with someone at Public Works – printed versions are available at events – next one is Home & Garden at fairgrounds March 14-16. The full map or portions may be available in the future at Public Works office.

  3. The Anxious Traveler
    January 17, 2014

    These are wonderful maps, thank you! Google maps has left me stranded in front of a ditch or a dam a few times, I’m afraid. These are the way to go!

    • Lynn Millar
      January 17, 2014

      Thanks. My map making needs a lot of work. But while Google road maps are sometimes misguided (I use mapquest) the trails through USA Track and Field http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/ have been most helpful with elevation changes. – Lynn

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