Hiking & Cycling
Nature lovers will go wild exploring the bounty of Kenwood and the many nearby State and Regional Parks. A wide and absolutely delightful variety of birds, deer, and other resident critters abounds in the local oak woodlands and mixed evergreen forests. In the high chapparal areas above the valley floor, coyote, bobcats, mountain lions and a number of native reptiles can be seen if you are in the right place at the right time! And our riparian areas even offer sightings of spawning steelhead and salmon in the Spring.
We can suggest many, many local areas and/or trails for you to explore, whether you are a novice or an experienced hiker. Here are some links to help you pursue your pleasure:
Sonoma County Parks – Hiking Trails
Sonoma County Trails Organization
Bill & Dave’s Free Hikes
Santa Rosa Visitor’s Bureau – Hiking
Sonoma County Open Space District
For mountain, road, and casual biking enthusiasts, the action is non-stop. Right from the property of Kenwood Oaks Guest House there are dozens of beautiful roadway rides where every level of skill and effort, from flat and easy to hilly and challenging, can be enjoyed. Riding less than two gorgeous miles from our front door, one can easily access Annadel State Park, a well-known Mecca for mountain bikers filled with over 40 miles of trails. If you don’t have your own bikes along with you, we highly recommend you rent them from our good neighbor at ACE IT Bike Tours, who will deliver very reasonably priced rental bikes to Kenwood Oaks and pick up them up for you at no additional charge! They also offer exceptional Wine Country Bike Tours and Bike N’ Brew Tours!! Check ’em out!!
Here are some links to help you pursue your pleasure:
Santa Rosa Cycling Club – 10 Great Rides
Sonoma County Mountain Biking
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition