The West County Regional & Joe Rodota Trails are built along land that was once the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, a line that linked Petaluma and Santa Rosa with Sebastopol and Forestville. The trails total 14 miles long. Leashed dogs are welcome.
The West County Regional Trail runs between Sebastopol and Forestville. This approximately 5.57-mile section of trail starts near the intersection of Mill Station Road and Highway 116 in Sebastopol, and ends in Forestville. Access to the trail is located off the following public streets: Highway 116, Occidental Road, Grey Street, Graton Road, Green Valley Road, Ross Station Road, Ross Branch Road, and Pajaro Lane. There is no day-use parking fee. The trailhead parking lot and picnic area on the south side of Ross Station Road where trail intersects road; Limited street parking is available at the west end of Pajaro Lane.
The trails are paved for walking, bicycle riding, and roller skating. An unpaved equestrian trail runs parallel to the paved trail and offers beautiful views of farms, vineyards, and other agricultural lands. Fall and Spring are particularly beautiful times of the year to use the trails. Please note that the most northern trail section in Forestville has not been paved.