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Very Nice Easy Walk

Starting from downtown head east for as long as you want. We stop at about two miles and return... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Sonoma, California
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West Trail (not Joe Rodata Trail)

I rented a bicycle at Uber Bike in Sebastopol and followed their map of the West Trail (not the Joe... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Ron G
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Starting from downtown head east for as long as you want. We stop at about two miles and return. Almost straight, paved with few bikes too. Keep eye out as many don’t let you know until they whiz by. Some highway noise, but trees and...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I rented a bicycle at Uber Bike in Sebastopol and followed their map of the West Trail (not the Joe Rodata Trail because I was told there were recent issues with homeless encampments on that trail). I rode about 7 of the West Trail's 8...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

A congenial walk or bike ride awaits the local or tourist who frequents this 23+ mile trail, especially between Green Valley Road and Forestville. The most remarkable thing about it is the attitude of the walkers, the riders, and the neighbors along the trail. We...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I walk this trail frequently. It's about 2 miles round trip for just the Sebastopol piece, from town to Llano road...Nice easy walk- all paved...

Thank Oaklandgal65
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I ride the Joe Rodota Trail 5-6 times a week. It’s flat, straight, well paved and flanked by great scenery. It also goes from the town where I live (Sebastopol) to the large neighboring city (Santa Rosa), so it’s convenient for me. At the western...More

Thank orennoah
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Most folks ride bikes on this part of the trail but it's also a very nice walk into or out of Sebastopol. Folks are friendly and cyclist are courteous and keep walkers aware of them. Benches are placed along the path at convenient intervals.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Entrance close to Barlow and downtown with plenty of places to enjoy your coffee. Good walk any time of the year. Early morning best in summer to avoid heat and sunny sections. Head out and keep doing until to realize you have to walk back.

Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Paved and wide, I would not ride this alone as there is a large contingency of homeless people (tent camps in several spots). The trail offers many scenic spots, and ending in sebastopol offers an array of food and beverage locations before heading back to...More

Thank lsbrun
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The trail (which was an old railroad line)goes from Santa Rosa to Forestville, although you do have to get on surface streets to connect from one leg to the next. The leg from SR is a bit noisy as the highway runs near it, but...More

Thank Jack P
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My dog and I didn't walk long on it because it did not feel very special. If you have nowhere else to walk in the area, it's a nice, safe, smooth path, along which there are wild raspberries. Maybe if we would have walked longer...More

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Response from P B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chatham, This gentleman above has nailed it. The Sebastopol Bike Center is right at the entrance to Joe Rodota Trail. This shop can get you a map that will help you get around. The West County Trail is not far but you... More