• 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)

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. There have been three community workshops held, two in May and the third in October. 

    Read the Press Release

    Next Meeting Date:  TBD (late 2019 or early 2020)
    The last community workshop was held on October 23, 2019. No additional workshops are planned, but you can still submit comments using the online survey, interactive map, or comment box found on the project web page:


    There are two Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meetings planned for late 2019 or early 2020 (timing to be determined). At the first Board meeting, staff will present the draft trail study and request comments from the Board and general public. Staff will then revise the draft trail study to address comments and complete the final trail study. At the second meeting, the Board will consider accepting the findings and recommendations as contained in the final trail study. 

    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 #3

    LRRT flyer for Community Meeting #3 cropped
    Open the Flyer(PDF: 253 kB)

    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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