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Crane Creek Regional Park

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3.50 Miles N/A
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5000 Pressley Rd.
Santa Rosa Sonoma
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Trail View Crane Creek Regional Park's trails range over rolling foothills on mostly open grassland. (Photo by Austin Explorer) Sunset Overlook Looking west from the top of Sunset Overlook in the direction of Rohnert Park. (Photo by Austin Explorer) Dry grassland A typical view of the trail inside the park. Grassland is punctuated by groups of oaks and other trees. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Vineyards What Sonoma County hike would be complete without some vineyards on the hillsides? (Photo by Austin Explorer) Towards Santa Rosa Another view from the Sunset Overlook, this time towards Santa Rosa. On the other side of the mountains near the center lies Bennett Valley. (Photo by Austin Explorer)

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