Hike Date: March 15, 2014
Distance: 1.8 miles
Trail(s): Creek Trail, Sunset Trail, Buckeye Trail, Fiddeneck Trail, Northern Loop Trail
Where’s it at? East Rohnert Park near Sonoma State University


Crane Creek Park is a 128 acre park in the city of Rohnert Park near Sonoma State University. Day use parking is $7 via a self-serve iron ranger that takes credit cards. In addition to trails, which allow dogs on leash, there’s an 18 hole disc golf course here. I used to disc golf a lot and never did make it to this course which looked to be pretty fun and had plenty of players when I visited. The trails don’t really give you that much distance by any means, so I won’t call this a destination hike, but it was definitely beautiful on this late winter day and was a welcome second park for me on this day.

I did just under 2 miles taking pretty much the circumference of the whole park. There were some serious mud bogs toward the far north side but you could avoid those if you dodge that part of the park, instead taking one of the internal trails. There were really a lot of golden poppies around and what appeared to be some sheep farms neighboring the park. All in all a short but nice little hike and I’m glad to have visited. I’ll have to come back and try the course someday!

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Total distance: 2.81 km (1.7 mi)
Total time: 41:38
Max elevation: 111 m (365 ft)
Min elevation: 53 m (175 ft)
Elevation gain: 176 m (576 ft)
Max grade: 15 %
Min grade: -23 %

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