Testing the New DxO ONE 20.2 MP Digital Camera For iPhone and iPad at The California Science Center-San Francisco
I ran across the DxO ONE 20.2 MP Digital Camera…
I am a little reluctant to say that I had never been to this 211 Acre park even though I have been living in Northern California for more than 20 years! Yikes! Since I had never been here before I really didn’t expect much either….but to my surprise it is now on my top 10 favorite’s! This former Ranch land park has 6.8 miles of trails that are available for hiking, biking and horseback riding (except for the Bobcat Trail, Pond A Loop, Pond B Loop, Pond C Trail, and the Ravine Trail–those are only for hikers.)
There is a parking Fee but I just parked on the street since I didn’t have cash with me and that actually seemed to be what most people did–the parking lot was quite empty.
The only restrooms are located in the beginning of the Trails right of the parking lot.
There was Handicapped parking right through the gate–I looked up how to make that accessible to those that need it and it looks like you need to head to the Regional Parks main office at:
2300 County Center Dr. 120A in Santa Rosa
This is the disabled parking lot
Be aware–I did notice their was quite a bit of horse manure on the trail. Anyways, I started with the Westside Trail and I was pleasantly surprised with how nice and wide the trails were!
And some tree’s were just starting to change color! It was beautiful!
I wanted to go on the outskirts of the park so that I could get a long hike in. After the Westside Trail I connected to the Oakwood Trail.
It led me by some stunning scenery and ponds!
I was so very pleasantly surprised by the views! They were so pretty of the rolling hills filled with the luscious green vineyards.
This was probably one of the highest points of my hike at 448 ft.
I took this photo to show how rocky some of the trail became. I had to stop running and walk down these hills–if you have weak ankles I would recommend the same!
I noticed this picturesque pond and was thinking oh how fun it would be to swim across when I noticed….
…..this sign. Darn. However–good news for the fisherman out there! You can fish! People catch Bass and Bluegills.
This bridge was toward the end of the trails I had chosen. would be a lovely spot for photos.
This was the last trail I took–Three Lakes Trail.
The sky was just so amazing on saturday! I couldn’t get enough!
So, with the trails that I chose I went 2.95 miles and climbed about 448ft. Just right for a Saturday morning.
I used my favorite Running App by Nike. If you want to download it click here. Or click the photo below. I’ve been using this app for over 2 years now and they just integrated Spotify! Oh, and I had phone service for the entire hike! huge plus!
My Quick Take: This is now one of my favorite hiking trails I will be back for many more! The option of trails ranging from wide to skinny with the elevation options make this a park for everyone to visit! I love that they have disabled parking for those that need it and that it’s free.
Address: 1351 Arata Lane, Windsor, CA 95492
Ranger Phone Number: (707) 433-1625
Have you been to this park? What are you trail recommendations? Please let me know in the comments!
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