The Santa Rosa Creek / Prince Memorial Greenway Trail follows the meandering course of Santa Rosa Creek, beginning in downtown Santa Rosa and heading west beyond Willowside Road. From end to end, the trail is only about 6 miles. But you can more than double that by traveling on the spur trails and both sides of the creek.
The trail follows a wooded corridor that is home to many bird species and other wildlife. It branches north just west of Fulton Road, forking again with both forks heading to Marlow Road. Back on the main route the trail branches north again between two cultivated fields, crossing Guerneville Road and turning east to Fulton Road.
The Santa Rosa Creek / Prince Memorial Greenway Trail is paved between downtown and Willowside Road. The surface is gravel beyond Willowside Road.
At its eastern end, the trail meets the West County Trail & Joe Rodota Trail
just west of Olive Park. Access to the latter is between Olive and 3rd Streets via a bicycle/pedestrian bridge alongside the train tracks.
To access the trail take US 101 to the 3rd Street Exit and go right. Turn left on A Street. The trailhead is at Prince Gateway Park (1st and A streets).
A lot of money and effort went into creating what could be a beautiful trail along Santa Rosa Creek. And the trail IS beautiful once you get away from the downtown area. From downtown to about Stony Point road the trail has become a homeless encampment. ...
On our first visit to SR we walked this trail from the Hyatt hotel to downtown, about a mile, really nice to be able to walk to restaurants, etc. Using TrailLink I saw that the trail headed out 6 miles the other direction!
This time we took our bikes ...