Umbrella Tree Trail is an iconic picnic destination

The famous Umbrella Tree, reached by Umbrella Tree Trail in North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, is a majestic bay tree cluster with a single, umbrella-like canopy. It’s a worthy destination in its own right, but another reason to make this short but moderately strenuous hike is the incredible view. At an elevation near 1,500 feet, you’ll see a considerable portion of northern Sonoma County, the peaks of Napa and Mendocino counties, and on a clear day you may even glimpse the Pacific Ocean. You’ll also find one of the loveliest and most dramatic picnic spots in all of Sonoma County.