Sonoma Bike Path - Downtown Entrance

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Trail Distance: 1.5 miles
Time Estimate: 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: No
Description
The Sonoma Bike Path -- Downtown Entrance is a gorgeous hike that takes you through a whirlwind of Sonoma beauty. You start in the heart of downtown, cross a state park, and wind up on the outskirts of town all within a mile and a half. You can make arrangements to get a ride from the other end, or you can double your walk by reversing course and walking back out the way you came. 


There are three distinct sections to this hike. You're going to start in Sonoma's vibrant, artistic downtown area. Park your car (for free!) at the Stebastiani Vineyards and you're mere blocks from Sonoma Plaza, the heart of downtown. Explore there, or hit the trail right away. The trail begins on 4th Street, across from the winery. 

Dogs are allowed on this trail as long as they stay on leash, and you pick up after them. This is especially important during the second half of the hike, which takes you through Sonoma Historical State Park. Here you'll have an opportunity to step off the path and observe La Casa Grande. This is the old mansion of General Vallejo, who lead California for Mexico in the 19th century. Sadly, dogs are not permitted inside. 

Continue out the other side of the park and you'll be in the last half mile of the hike. You'll walk through farmlands to a residential neighborhood, and the trail will end at Olson Park. Rest up with your pup, but don't paws for too long--you still have the way back to get to! 

On this trail you're likely to meet fellow hikers. Cyclists also use the trail, so be sure your dog is comfortable around them. This trail is a staple of the area, so don't expect a totally secluded walk! 

The Sonoma Bike Path -- Downtown Entrance is a great entryway into all this gorgeous area has to offer. 

Trail Features
Forest, Diverse Landscape, Easy Incline
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
This route runs through a state park. Your dog has to be licensed in order to enter a state park. Pups don't have to be registered with Sonoma, so visitors are welcome. Just make sure your dog is wearing their bling--tags proudly displayed!
Address
4th Street and Lovall Valley Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Address
4th Street and Lovall Valley Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset