Self-Guided Hikes at Austin Creek State Recreation Area

These hikes can be enjoyed anytime during open hours.
Open: 8am – 8pm
Leashed dogs only allowed on the road and in the campground.
Parking fees: Free parking available at the entrance. $8 per vehicle ($7 seniors) if you drive into the park.

Strenuous Hikes

The following more strenuous hikes begin in Armstrong Redwoods and go up into the rolling hills, forests, and grasslands of Austin Creek State Recreation Area; a dramatic contrast to the cool, moist, redwood grove.

  • 5.6 Miles with 1100′ climb: Take the East Ridge Trail from the front parking lot to the Gilliam Creek trailhead. Loop back down to the Grove by taking the Pool Ridge Trail to the Armstrong Tree. Return to the entrance via the Pioneer Trail.
  • 9 Miles with 1500′ climb: Take the East Ridge Trail from the  front parking lot to Bullfrog Pond Campground. Return via the trail or road to the Pool Ridge Trailhead, taking this trail back to the Grove. Return to the entrance via the Pioneer Trail.

Health Partners:

Kaiser Permanente   /   St. Joseph Health   /   Sonoma Valley Hospital   /   Sutter Health