Sonoma County Day Hike: Foothill Park

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA 01368633

Foothill Park is one of Sonoma County's Regional Parks. It is a medium sized park of 211 rolling acres, highlighted by 3 lakes. The park was established in 1990.  It was previously a ranch.


There are plenty of trails from easy to a few that will make your heart pump. One of my favorite hikes is up to the Alta Vista Trail which gives you beautiful views of central Sonoma County. The park is mostly oak woodlands with a variety of species of Oak trees


Park highlights include:

  • 7 miles of trails
  • Varied terrain
  • 3 lakes for fishing
  • Mountain bike, hiking, & equestrian trails
  • Running water and bathrooms in the parking lot.


My favorite hike is heading right up to the Three Lakes Trail to the Alta Vista Trail to the Oakwood Trail, back to the parking lot. This is a popular park, lots of people around. Free parking is available outside the front gate.



As always, bring plenty of water, the park can get hot in the summer.


  • Where: 1351 Arata Lane Windsor, CA
  • Dogs: Yes on < 6' leash
  • Cost: $7 for parking (Free with park pass)
  • Water: in parking lot
  • Map: Trail map
  • More info:  Foothill Park




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  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Certified Tourism Ambassador




 Originally posted on 8/29/2017


Posted by

Jim Cheney, Broker

"Your Realtor in Rincon Valley"

Wine Country Real Estate

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County


Comments (5)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I bet residents love having this wonderful resource to use. Thankfully it didn't get developed!


Aug 29, 2017 09:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jim. Sounds like a great place to take a hike and let the mind wander! Enjoy your day!

Aug 30, 2017 04:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jim, what a great area to hike in, and the views are wonderful.    Great localism post.

Aug 30, 2017 06:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jim Cheney,  Thanks for sharing this park with us here in he rain.  Sounds like a great place.


Aug 30, 2017 06:45 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would really enjoy this area!  Soon, it will start getting cooler and I will begin hiking more often!

Aug 30, 2017 08:56 AM