I had seen the trailhead from visits to Friedman’s Home Improvement, but didn’t put it high on my walk list. Undoubtedly, it was flat. I almost got a speeding ticket test driving a car on the nearby straight and flat Mountain View Ave. I assumed it was open and hot, requiring the correct season and weather. I thought it was really short. ( Actually 1.5 mi or 3 miles round trip – perfect.) And it’s just off the normal areas I go for walks.
At first there’s the dominating noise from Hwy 101 and Santa Rosa Ave. In a short distance we were past the businesses. Todd Creek runs into Hunter Creek and the landscape opens up.
Most of the creeks across the Santa Rosa Plain are used as flood control, but as we neared Petaluma Hill Rd. the creek seemed more natural with plenty of rocks. Made for a lovely sound as the water ran downhill.Near the end the path turns left. More rocks. I almost felt I was in the woods.
Access: A few roadside spots at Santa Rosa Ave. trailhead. One at Hunter Lane trailhead. And maybe a couple at Hunter Ln and Hunter Ln Extension where they cross the trail.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Dogs: Yes Horses: Yes