Thanks to the creek signs Sonoma County installed several years ago, it’s easier to find a lush riparian path. Forestview Creek is just north of the shopping on the corner of Fulton and Guerneville Rds.
West of Fulton, Santa Rosa turns more rural with little pockets of housing – where you might see anything – like this mighty guardian.
The level path is only just over a mile, making an ‘L’ between Fulton and Guerneville. On a warm day, this can prove enough of a walk. But we actually loved this rough piece of impacted nature. Forestview Creek merges with Peterson Creek – just north of the highway that is Gurerneville Rd.
We decided on a death-defying run across Guerneville Rd. I knew just where Peterson Creek connected to one of our favorites paths along Santa Rosa Creek and got to see it from a new viewpoint.
In this part of the rural creek trail are vineyards, agricultural fields and horse pastures.
It’s marvelous to find a piece of striving nature just to the west of town. Find a creek and you might find a walk.
See you on the trail!
Words by Lynn Millar
Photos by Mike Millar