Healdsburg, CA Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Bon Air Road Sidepath

1.03 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Brush Creek Trail

2.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Cal Park Hill Tunnel

1.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Corte Madera Creek Path

3.52 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Creekside Loop

1.01 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Fairfield Linear Park

6.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Foss Creek Pathway

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Fountaingrove Bikeway

2.96 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Joe Rodota Trail

7.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lincoln Hill Pathway

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Miller Creek Trail

0.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

NWP Railroad Trail

1.31 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Napa River Trail

4.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Napa Valley Vine Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Northwestern Pacific Rail Trail

0.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Novato Boulevard Path

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Old Railroad Grade

4.4 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt

Pacheco Hill Path

1.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Petaluma Trails

12.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Prince Memorial Greenway

1.3 mi
State: CA
Concrete
Accordion

San Francisco Bay Trail

301.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Santa Rosa Creek Trail

15.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel

Sonoma Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

West County Regional Trail

5.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bon Air Road Sidepath, as its name suggests, closely follows Bon Air Road in scenic Larkspur and Kentfield. The main trail begins at a junction with the Creekside Loop at Magnolia Avenue and runs...
CA 1.03 mi Asphalt
Like many trails in Santa Rosa, the Brush Creek Trail follow the path of a local waterway. Beginning at its convergence with the larger Santa Rosa Creek, the Bush Creek Trail meanders northward. With...
CA 2.2 mi Asphalt
The trail through the Cal Park Hill Tunnel offers a quick, smooth ride through the hill that separates San Rafael from the ferry terminal in Larkspur and southern Marin County. As part of the 70-mile...
CA 1.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Corte Madera Creek Path is open in two disconnected segments that can be linked via a bike ride on low-stress S. Eliseo Drive or a walk or run on its sidewalk. Both sections closely follow the...
CA 3.52 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Creekside Loop offers a scenic, albeit short, route around Larkspur's Creekside neighborhood. Half of the trail follows Magnolia Avenue—where it is appropriately also known as the Magnolia Avenue...
CA 1.01 mi Asphalt
Running from Solano Community College on the southwest edge of town and into the town of Fairfield, the Fairfield Linear Park Path provides convenient bike access to the action on campus and in the...
CA 6.1 mi Asphalt
The Foss Creek Pathway offers a short, pleasant route through the small town of Healdsburg and is lined with public art and landscaping. Open in two disconnected segments, the trail follows the...
CA 1.3 mi Asphalt
Coursing alongside busy Fountaingrove Parkway, this sidepath is physically separated from the road with a curb and row of trees and shrubs. The trail—most useful for commuting—provides direct access...
CA 2.96 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Joe Rodota Trail is built along the corridor of the old Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, which carried passengers between Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sebastopol until it was abandoned in 1984....
CA 7.7 mi Asphalt
The Lincoln Hill Pathway provides an uninterupted alternative to busy Lincoln Avenue (and busier US 101) via an "urban canyon" between the soundwalls of US 101 and the SMART commuter rail project. The...
CA 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Miller Creek Trail is a short paved path that runs on the former alignment of Lucas Valley Road. The trail follows both its namesake creek and the newer alignment of Lucas Valley Road on the...
CA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The NWP Railroad Trail runs on an arrow-straight course through Larkspur and Corte Madera in ritzy Marin County. Its name is derived from the railroad that once made use of the corridor: the...
CA 1.31 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Napa River Trail parallels its namesake river through the City of Napa from Kennedy Park to just south of Trancas Crossing Park. It is currently open in two disconnected segments. The southern...
CA 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress to connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, a distance of 47 miles. The trail will roughly parallel State Route 29, a popular wine route and...
CA 18 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Northwestern Pacific (NWP) Rail Trail was built along the North Coast Railroad Authority's right-of-way in Ukiah in 2015 as acknowledgment that city residents had been using the rail corridor as...
CA 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Novato Boulevard Path is a multi-use trail that can be used recreationally, but is more useful as a commuting route. Closely following its namesake road, the path is completely separated from the...
CA 1.3 mi Asphalt
As it winds up to the eastern peak of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, this picturesque trail offers an exhilarating combination of far-reaching views, history and challenge. The trail follows the...
CA 4.4 mi Ballast, Dirt
The Pacheco Hill Path is a straight shot along US 101 between Marinwood and Novato. In the north, the trail ends just outside of Hamilton at the entrance to the Loma Verde Preserve. Several bus stops...
CA 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Petaluma Trails consist of 5 trails, each one through a unique and scenic part of historic Petaluma. There is a two-mile circular loop through Shollenberger Park and a one-mile trail that links...
CA 12.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Prince Memorial Greenway is a short urban trail on both sides of Santa Rosa Creek in the Sonoma County community of Santa Rosa. A major component of the city's efforts to clean up and restore the...
CA 1.3 mi Concrete
Accordion
The San Francisco Bay Trail is a colossal effort to create a 500-mile multiuse trail encircling its namesake bay. Along its course, the trail will link 47 cities through 9 counties, providing numerous...
CA 301.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Santa Rosa Creek 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 a few miles...
CA 15.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The spectacular Sir Francis Drake Bikeway (also known as the Cross Marin Trail) sits on the recycled roadbed of the former North Pacific Coast Railroad, which used to run from Larkspur to Cazadero....
CA 5.3 mi Asphalt
If you are attracted to the rolling, wine country landscapes and historical architecture of Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Bike Path won't disappoint. Located in the heart of historic Sonoma, just over an...
CA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The West County Regional Trail is built along the corridor of the old Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, which carried passengers between Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sebastopol until it was abandoned in...
CA 5.9 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Joe Rodota Trail

hello everyone

September, 2021 by david.simecek1

I am not sure this same bike place wondering nice wineries. A beautiful scenery and it was absolutely fantastic if anybody brings the blogs or bikes it’s a wonderful thing to do to get away from the bay area

Napa Valley Vine Trail

Eight Mile Continuous Section from Napa to Yountville

September, 2021 by cincidave

My wife and I rode the Napa Valley Vine Trail while staying at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa near the intersection of State Route 29 and Redwood Road in Napa. We rode north 5.5 miles before turning around and heading back to the hotel. The trail was flat, paved and in good condition and only lightly traveled. If we had gone another half mile north, we would have reached the point where the Trail crosses underneath State Route 29 to the east side. From there it proceeds another 2 miles north before it ends at Madison Road in Yountville. When it ends you can proceed east on Madison in a bike lane. Overall, the continuous section of the trail from the north side of Napa to the south side of Yountville is about eight miles. Only gave the Trail four stars because in the first mile or two proceeding north from Napa there are three busy intersections that require you to wait for the crossing signal that may require 30-60 seconds each.

Miller Creek Trail

Not good for scooter or wheelchair

September, 2021 by francineallen

This trail doesn't look anything like the photo above. This is essentially Old Lucas Valley Rd and it is rough and very inclined laterally in many places. I have a lightweight disability scooter and it was rough for me. For strong walkers it would be a nice short walk (2/3 mile ea direction) with brush and trees on both sides, and the creek between the pavement and the main road, mostly a good dog walk (with receptacles for poop at each end which not everyone is using). It is true that there is no parking on the west end M-F and little at the east end at any time. So it's basically mostly for the neighborhood, not so much the public.

Accordion

West County Regional Trail

A relatively enjoyable trail

August, 2021 by tpurmal

We rode bikes on the trail from Forestville to Occidental Road. The trail is not completely flat but the hills were somewhat shallow and steady. From where we started on Pajaro Lane in Forestville we first went downhill a little while and then had an uphill climb for a fair distance followed by some fairly flat trail then a slight downhill. There is a section of the trail that is dirt and gravel along the way but it isn’t more than about 1/4 mile. The trail was shady in most places and the short sections on roads were reasonable.

San Francisco Bay Trail

A work in progress and totally worth it!

May, 2021 by mykgrant

I have a place in Point Richmond so I am basically lucky enough to be right on the trail.

I started getting into road biking so I'm taking the trail to new distances and exploring as I get more fit (and as my butt gets accustomed to the saddle...LOL).

This past weekend I went from Point Richmond to the Berkeley pier, a 25 mile round trip which was my personal best. It was a windy day and a small craft advisory out but I made it! (barely).

I absolutely love this trail. It's got spectacular views and is super interesting. You will never see the same thing twice. There are some sections that are more crowded than others and the pavement isn't super consistent (what do you want for free) so just be courteous to those that are moving slower (not that I'm all that fast yet).

Definitely a huge asset to the Bay Area. My goal is to do all 300+ miles of the trail which should take a while.

Brush Creek Trail

joe to brush

February, 2021 by willbrown

This trailer is really pretty and a nice shady ride. And A easy connect from the Jo rhodora via Sonoma Avenue, with bike lane makes a great ride. One can also go to Olivers at the Montecito end and have a short break before writing back.

NWP Railroad Trail

great for wheelchairs!

January, 2021 by ilovestevie1

Beautiful trail for wheelchairs, bikes and dogs! I started at the southern end and turned to take the creek trail back through the park and back up redwood to where I’d started. The last bit up redwood was a bit steep which was great exercise pushing the wheelchair! If i had stayed on the proper trail the whole time it is very flat and easy. Beautiful!!!

Corte Madera Creek Path

great for bikes and walking/running, uneven for inline skating

February, 2020 by recoveringsupermom

I started inline skating at Ross (very bumpy start in the parking lot makes for an uncomfortable start). It was smooth sailing, even over the first wooden bridge, until college of marin’s parking lot. The pavement hasn’t been kept up, so it’s pretty bumpy, enough for me to want to go around it next to the trailers until I reached the stree. After crossing it was ok until the second wooden bridge which only Has splintery guard rails. Then it is increasingly bumpy until about the middle school. I turned around there, only Got Half the workout i hoped for.

Sir Francis Drake Bikeway (Cross Marin Trail)

great

December, 2019 by nretsky

Omg

Pacheco Hill Path

Critical commute path but not for recreation

September, 2019 by davidfiol

This is for commuters, not appropriate for a family ride.

Santa Rosa Creek Trail

Unexpected treasure

September, 2019 by mjlee5169

Well kept wild nature

Sir Francis Drake Bikeway (Cross Marin Trail)

Nice walking trail

August, 2019 by cpujock

We walked the section between shafter bridge and Samuel P Tayler campground. There was plenty of parking when we pulled in around 10am but there were several cars waiting when we got back around noon. The trail to the campground is gravel and flat. Nice simple path for easy biking. I wouldn’t do it with a road bike but a city bike or something with larger tires would be fine. Walking was also nice. The other nice feature are the restrooms near the campground.

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