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Lake Sonoma

Healdsburg, CA
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Great walking trails,LOTS of sun

Stop by the visitor's center for a map or download one at Lake Sonoma Trail Map.. We park at No... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Healdsburg, California
So beautiful, so undiscovered at this time of year.

This is such a great spot. Incredible views. Excellent information area and trout hatchery is... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2017
San Carlos, Ca.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stop by the visitor's center for a map or download one at Lake Sonoma Trail Map.. We park at No Name Flat parking lot and walk the Half A Canoe trail. Lovely views,quiet. Go early as the sun can get vicious. The woodland trail loop...More

Thank m0jb
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is such a great spot. Incredible views. Excellent information area and trout hatchery is cool to check out. Love to slowly drive up to the overlooks and find a short trial to walk. The views are amazing. Usually we have the place to ourselves....More

Thank ek
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The drive to Lake Sonoma is stunning. Once you get to the Lake, there are places you can stop and take in the beautiful views. Very cool bridge with amazing views of the Lake that you can talk across. Looks like it is a great...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Lake Sonoma area has a number of hiking trails. We spent a few hours with the gorgeous weather and pristine landscape. The area is very clean and well maintained. A day pass, which you can get at the visitor center, is only $5.

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

So happy for the rain! Wildflowers galore! Great hiking. Parked in the "No Name" trail parking lot and took the trail to "Half a Canoe" trail. Approximately 5 miles moderate intensity. Our GPS said 5.1, but the map at the lot said 5.4 miles. Nice...More

1  Thank simplelife5
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Had never visited this lake before but was invited for an afternoon wine & cheese, so I went hoping to find an equivalent to my Lake Tahoe experience....well, this is a beautiful lake setting but it is comprised of many small inlets and rugged coastline,...More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed February 1, 2017

The trails around the lake are great for hikes of all difficulties. There are some short loops that are pretty easy and then there are longer ones that can take several hours. To enjoy the lake without a boat you have to hike down one...More

Thank Teri M
Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit and have a picnic. The setting is just beautiful. You can find high up views and real get a sense of the beauty of Sonoma.

Thank Harvey K
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Russian RV Campground and made a half-day trip to hike in the Rock Pile area at Lake Sonoma before venturing back to Cloverdale for a late lunch. Various levels offered for the beginning to more advanced hiker. We parked at...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

A lovely hike today--we took No Name trail. The lake view was so peaceful. Birds soaring. Before the hike we went to the fish hatchery. Hint: go on Thursdays when they extract eggs from fish.

Thank Debbi H
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Where is Lake Sonoma in relation to Healdsburg? How far away is it?
August 13, 2016|
Response from newtoCR | Reviewed this property |
Lake Sonoma is about 15 minutes west of Healdsburg. Travel west on Dry Creek road, keep going until you get to the lake, can't miss it. Have fun!
Are dogs allowed to swim at the lake?
August 9, 2016|
Response from Leeleggs | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a dog. However we did see a small sailing boat with two dogs on it.