• Russian River view from Highway116

    Russian River seen from Highway 116 near Villa Grande (west of Monte Rio).

  • Bicyclist in lane of traffic on Highway 116, Russian River Corridor

    Bicyclist in lane of traffic on Highway 116, Russian River Corridor.

  • Pedestrian on Highway 116, Russian River Corridor

    Pedestrian walking in shoulder on Highway 116 near Odd Fellows Park Road.

  • Car repair in bicycle lane on River Road

    A car being repaired in the bicycle lane on Highway 116

  • Portion of Study Area

    This graphic shows part of the area for the Feasibility Study. View the full map

Lower Russian River Trail (Proposed)

Regional Parks Hosts Workshops for Russian River Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting two community workshops to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner.

The meetings are scheduled for May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road.

Each workshop will offer the same information. If you are unable to participate in one of the sessions, you can provide comments through this online survey and interactive map:   

Take the Survey!

Read the Press Release

    What & Why?

    The lower Russian River’s River Road / Highway 116 is a high-traffic, high-speed road with a history of multiple bicycle and pedestrian accidents.

    Regional Parks is proposing to develop a 19.3 mile long multi-use trail along the Russian River corridor between Mirabel Park and Jenner. The trail would provide a safe walking and cycling alternative for commuters and visitors traveling this congested corridor. 

    What's Next?

    Regional Parks received funding from Caltrans' Sustainable Transportation Planning program and North Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District to complete a feasibility study for the Lower Russian River Trail.

    The study will gather input from the community and stakeholders, evaluate existing site conditions and roads, identify opportunities and constraints, and recommend a preferred trail route. 

    The first two community workshops have been scheduled as follows:

    • Community Workshop #1
    • Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    • Location: Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (in the Community Room)
    • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

    • Community Workshop #2
    • Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • Location: Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (in the Community Room)
    • Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

    Contact Information

    Ken Tam, Park Planner II

    Planning Division

    Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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    Community Workshop #1

    Map of Proposed Project

    Lower Russian River Feasibility Study map-185

    Download the Map
    (PDF: 3.78 MB)

    Office Location

    Sonoma County Regional Parks
    2300 County Center Drive
    Suite 120A
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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