Walking Country at Colgan Creek

A little short paved path runs from Stony Pt. Rd. (just north of Todd Rd.) to Bellevue Ave. across the street from the track at Elsie Allen High School.

Colgan Creek Path

The creek is little more than a ditch part of the flood control system on the Santa Rosa plain, but the egrets and mallards don’t seem to mind.

Colgan Creek egret

Close to home, we like the path for a short (2.4 mile) walk and a taste of country. I like the opportunity to see open spaces.

Meadow at Colgan Creek

Goats with Alpaca guardians.

Colgan Creek Alpaca and Goats

Horses.

Colgan Creek Horses

And for the shady tree portion of the trail.

Colgan Creek Trail at Bellevue

Originally designed for a bike route, few bicyclists use the short-cut. But I’m glad it’s there for a short flat non-urban walk.

Bellevue Elementary

For a smidge more information click on the Regional Park’s page about Colgan Creek. 

And for all the creek trails, click on the City of Santa Rosa’s creek trail map.

See you on the trail!

Words by Lynn Millar and Photos by Mike Millar

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