Joe Rodota Trail
If you’re visiting Santa Rosa, California, then no visit would be complete without a visit to the Joe Rodota Regional Trail. There has been a lot of recent work on the trail, which has helped to make the trail more accessible to encourage more members of the community to take advantage of everything this excellent trail has to offer.
The Joe Rodota Regional Trail links downtown Santa Rosa with Sebastopol and has over 8.5 miles of paved and off-road trails. It runs parallel to Highway 12 and allows people to experience everything that the beautiful town of Santa Rosa, California, has to offer. If you’re in town, then it’s well worth a visit.
Most local residents agree that the best time to experience the views that the Joe Rodota Regional Trail has to offer is if you visit in either fall or spring. You’ll be able to experience rural farmlands and the Laguna de Santa Rosa as well as other fantastic mountains.
The Joe Rodota Regional Trail is named after the first director of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department, Joe Rodota. If you’re accessing the Joe Rodota Regional Trail from Santa Rosa, there is parking available at Olive Park, and the trail begins at the pedestrian/bicycle bridge intersection with the Prince Memorial Greenway. There are also some additional access points along the path through Santa Rosa.
What was once rails are now trails! The Joe Rodota Regional Trail is constructed along with land that used to be the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway. If you have been planning a visit to Santa Rosa and enjoy hiking and getting outside to experience everything this incredible place has to offer, then the Joe Rodota Regional Trail is a fantastic opportunity to see the local countryside while getting some exercise and fresh air.