Hike Date: April 28, 2013
Distance: ~ 4.7 miles
Trail(s): Creekside Trail, Pond Trail, Mark West Creek Trail, South Ridge Trail, Big Leaf Trail
Where’s it at? Windsor, CA near Santa Rosa


Took a mid Spring hike in Shiloh Ranch Regional Park in Windsor, CA. Parking is $7 and at least when I went there was plenty of room. The park allows hiking, equestrian, biking and allows dogs on leash only within the picnic areas. There are bathrooms available near the parking lot. The park is 860 acres or woodlands with oaks and redwoods, among other trees, and has a seasonal creek and a pond within its boundaries. It has Chaparral, Douglas Fir forest, oak woodland, evergreen forest and annual grasslands.

For the size of the park it has a good network of trails that offer various routes you can take, almost all of them being a loop trail. There is a little bit of elevation to the park with the highest points offering pretty good views of Windsor and Sonoma. We took a pretty big loop through the park but didn’t touch the North Loop Trail on this visit.

I’d imagine it gets pretty hot here in the summer, so would venture to say that Winter or Spring is the best time to visit in terms of comfort and scenery. There is a lot of grass here and to visit while it’s green makes it a beautiful park.

I’m glad to have visited this park. I wouldn’t call it a destination park, especially with things like Annadel nearby, but if you live in the area or love exploring all parks, this one’s a nice hike.

Photos from Hiking Shiloh Ranch RP (click to enlarge)

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