Best Fall Hikes in Sonoma County

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As we say our final goodbyes to the Summer, bust out all the cozy sweaters, and fire up those space heaters, it can be easy to lose touch with the outside world (literally). However, just because the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, doesn’t mean there isn’t still plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors of Sonoma County! To help you get inspired and stay active, the W Marketing team has put together a list of some of the best fall hikes in Sonoma County.

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Sonoma Coast State Park

Did you know that Bodega Bay’s signature fog is actually less dense in the Fall? That means that if you make the trip out this fall to explore the 17 miles of trails that stretch alongside the iconic beaches, you’ll have unparalleled views of the scenery that aren’t available year round!

W Marketing Recommends: The Pomo Trail!

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Jack London State Historic Park

Boasting 20+ miles of trails, this historic park has a little something for everyone. If you’re looking for a little dose of history before hitting the trails, stop by the museum dedicated to the novelist’s work. As an added bonus, whether you climb to the highest peak (2,300 feet!) or stick to the lower levels, signature fall colors will be on full display.

W Marketing Recommends: Checking out Jack London’s personal cottage!

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Trione-Annadel State Park

Mountain bikers, this one’s for you! As the seasonal landscape changes for the colder months ahead, avid bikers will be pleased to see the normally bustling biking trails thin out! With nearly 40 miles of hiking, biking, and horse riding trails, one can take in the changing colors and abundant wildlife while also enjoying a noticeably less-busy park.  

W Marketing Recommends: Grab the kiddos and see if they can spot any of the native wild turkeys!

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Crane Creek Regional Park

If you love the signature grassy hills of Sonoma County, then you’ll be in hiking heaven at Crane Creek! With easy to moderate trails that wind you through grassy hills and tree-covered trails, this one’s perfect for those just looking to get their steps in and immerse themselves in some fall foliage.

W Marketing Recommends: Scoping out some spots for a Fall family photoshoot! With the changing leaves and the golden hills, once sunset hits this one becomes a dreamy backdrop.

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Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve

Looking to get all the views in one? Then get ready to conquer Taylor Mountain! The park itself showcases incredible rolling hills and grassy open spaces as you steadily climb to the top. From there, you’ll be rewarded with a near panoramic view of Sonoma County, where during the fall months one can take in all the seasonal sights to behold.

W Marketing Recommends: Plenty of water! Seriously, this one might not seem that tough at first but those hills get steep fast.

Don’t be guilty of hibernating for the Fall and Winter season! Get on out there and enjoy the changing scenery and discover an entire new Sonoma County as we usher in the Autumn season. And don’t forget to tag us in your photos! We can’t wait to see the paths you follow! Also, don’t forget to check out our Wine Country Bucket List.

If you happen to try out any of our recommendations, feel free to tag us @w__marketing__.

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