Howarth Park Trails

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Trail Distance: 12.3 miles
Time Estimate: 10 min +
Elevation Gain: 164 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

If you’re searching for a fun-filled place to take your dog for a stroll, check out Howarth Park! This pawesome park has tons of trails to explore, and dogs are welcome to join you in the park on-leash.

Howarth Park is home to 12 trails that range in length from 0.2 miles to 3.7 miles. If you’d like to take a long hike with your dog, hop on the 3.7-mile Spring Lake Loop. This loop trail takes you through both Howarth Park and neighboring Spring Lake Regional Park. As you walk along the trail, you’ll pass beautiful Lake Ralphine and Spring Lake. You’ll also go through a shady wooded area, and you’ll see tons of wildflowers and wildlife, including mallards, snowy egrets, great egrets, swans, red-shoulder hawks, otters, and California gray squirrels.

If you’re looking for a shorter but still scenic hike, try the 0.4-mile Eagle Scout Trail. This trail begins by Howarth Park’s main parking lot. It takes you along the west side of Lake Ralphine, and you’ll get stunning views of the water throughout the whole hike. The trail also connects to the 0.3-mile Old Fisherman’s Trail, which goes along the east side of the lake. You can use this trail to get back the parking lot, creating a furrific loop!

If you and your pup are hungry after your hike, head to the area near Howarth Park’s main entrance. There are three picnic pavilions here, including one picturesque lakeside picnic area. Restrooms and drinking water are also available by the main entrance.

Howarth Park is a pawsitively amazing place to go for a walk with your dog! This park features tons of beautiful lakeside trails that you and your pup will both love. Bring some doggy bags so you can clean up after your dog during your hike, and have a great time trekking here!

Trail Features
Forest, Lake
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations

Many of the lakeside trails at Howarth Park have limited shade. Be sure to give your pup plenty of water as you’re walking on these trails. The lakeside parts of the trail also sometimes get muddy and slippery — be sure to watch your step as you’re walking here.

Address
630 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Hours
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Address
630 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset