Foothill Regional Park rests to the east of Windsor in Sonoma County, California. The park encompasses over 200 acres of green, rolling hills set just below the ubiquitous Mayacamas Mountains. A few small ponds dot the landscape, and clusters of oak and buckeye trees add to the scenery. Foothill Regional Park is a fantastic location for anyone looking to get away from the city and into nature; it offers nearly seven miles of trails to hike that vary in difficulty from easy to moderate. And one of the most appealing aspects of its trails that dogs are welcome to use them also!
When you are walking with your dog at Foothill Regional Park, you will have to decide which trails to use. One of the most popular is the Foothill Regional Park Loop Trail. This trail is of moderate difficulty, and it is known for the scenic large pond in the center of the loop. The loop runs just under three miles with a slight increase in elevation.
For a nice woodland setting, you can head to Westwood or Oakwood Trail. Oakwood trail has an area with picnic tables in its northern section, and this can be a nice place to stop and rest your legs. Three Lakes Trail runs along the southern border of the park, and it is probably the easiest trail, making it a good choice if you’re not in the mood for more rigorous hiking.
Foothill Regional Park offers restrooms at the Arata Lake Trailhead, which is also where the parking lot is located. When you are visiting, make sure to follow the park's rules. Furry friends must be kept on their leash, and you will have to bring bags to clean up after your dog as well.
Whether you want to stop by for a leisurely stroll or climb the challenging Alta Vista Trail, you and your dog will definitely enjoy your time at Foothill Regional Park!