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Lake Sonoma

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Address: Healdsburg, CA

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So beautiful, so undiscovered at this time of year.

This is such a great spot. Incredible views. Excellent information area and trout hatchery is cool to check out. Love to slowly drive up to the overlooks and find a short trial... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Carlos, Ca.
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San Carlos, Ca.
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great spot. Incredible views. Excellent information area and trout hatchery is cool to check out. Love to slowly drive up to the overlooks and find a short trial to walk. The views are amazing. Usually we have the place to ourselves. Quiet, beautiful and then can follow it up with wine tasting. What's not to love?

Thank ek
Murphy, Texas
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301 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to Lake Sonoma is stunning. Once you get to the Lake, there are places you can stop and take in the beautiful views. Very cool bridge with amazing views of the Lake that you can talk across. Looks like it is a great Lake for boating in the summertime. Then---very close to a lot of vineyards to go... More 

Thank Michael O
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Sonoma area has a number of hiking trails. We spent a few hours with the gorgeous weather and pristine landscape. The area is very clean and well maintained. A day pass, which you can get at the visitor center, is only $5.

Thank Debbie V
Aromas, California
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So happy for the rain! Wildflowers galore! Great hiking. Parked in the "No Name" trail parking lot and took the trail to "Half a Canoe" trail. Approximately 5 miles moderate intensity. Our GPS said 5.1, but the map at the lot said 5.4 miles. Nice leisurely hike with awesome scenery. Dogs had a blast. For those complaining about the yellow... More 

Thank simplelife5
Palm Springs
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374 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Had never visited this lake before but was invited for an afternoon wine & cheese, so I went hoping to find an equivalent to my Lake Tahoe experience....well, this is a beautiful lake setting but it is comprised of many small inlets and rugged coastline, which makes for interesting exploring by boat and I am sure to make many visits... More 

Thank Neal S
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The trails around the lake are great for hikes of all difficulties. There are some short loops that are pretty easy and then there are longer ones that can take several hours. To enjoy the lake without a boat you have to hike down one of the trails to get to the water's edge. There is no place to drive... More 

Thank Teri M
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83 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit and have a picnic. The setting is just beautiful. You can find high up views and real get a sense of the beauty of Sonoma.

Thank Harvey K
Woodland, California
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Russian RV Campground and made a half-day trip to hike in the Rock Pile area at Lake Sonoma before venturing back to Cloverdale for a late lunch. Various levels offered for the beginning to more advanced hiker. We parked at the Grey Pine lot and only ran into one couple on the hike. Definitely worth... More 

Thank Carol H
Stockton, California
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely hike today--we took No Name trail. The lake view was so peaceful. Birds soaring. Before the hike we went to the fish hatchery. Hint: go on Thursdays when they extract eggs from fish.

Thank Debbi H
El Dorado Hills, California
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We first discovered Lake Sonoma as a great place for boat camping (with some primitive campsites around the lake accessible only by boat) in the early 1990s. After years of boat camping outings there, we moved farther away and stopped going there. We visited again during a recent trip to Sonoma County (without boat) and were pleased to find it... More 

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