Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve

Healdsburg Open Space Preserve is a close-to-home opportunity to immerse in the natural world. Explore 150 acres of wetlands and oak woodlands, rocky serpentine chaparral, and open grasslands on easy-to-moderate hiking trails. Get inspired by views of Fitch Mountain, the Russian River, and the Mayacama Mountains. 

A biodiverse wonderland, the preserve is home to a variety of natural communities, including deer, jackrabbit, bobcats, mountain lions, and more than 40 species of birds.

LandPaths partners with the City of Healdsburg to steward and maintain the property. 

How to Get Involved 

  • Explore the Healdsburg Open Space Preserve on your own.
  • Join us for a stewardship workday.
  • Volunteer for the Healdsburg Ridge Trail Team
  • The trail team’s purpose is to cultivate a positive presence on the trails, record observations, report problems and needs, and educate the public through guided outings. Flexible time commitment. 


Healdsburg Open Space Preserve is the homeland of the Western Wappo and Southern Pomo tribes. Sonoma County Ag + Open Space began its efforts to protect the lands from development in 1996 by securing conservation easements across several parcels. In 2003, Ag + Open Space was given the opportunity to purchase these lands outright allowing for the creation of the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve. 

Landpaths, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space, and the City of Healdsburg celebrated the grand opening of the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve in 2008. In 2019, we renewed our contract for maintenance and stewardship of the property.  

Questions about stewardship at Healdsburg Open Space Preserve?

All other inquiries should be directed to the City of Healdsburg.

Emmett Hopkins

Community Care Manager
707. 544.7284 x  114 



Stewardship Workday

Wednesday, January 22; 9am to 1pm

Volunteer stewards maintain the trails, preserve natural resources, meet new people, learn new things, and feel good about the work they accomplish. Without help from volunteers like you, many parks like this wouldn’t exist!

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