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Outings Styles

Explore

General naturalist hikes that provide an opportunity to enjoy the scenery on protected lands.

Discover

Outings with experts on special topics that allow time for in-depth hands-on learning in the field.

Experience

Activities designed to increase observational skills and use of the senses in getting to know the landscape.

Level Ratings

  1. Mostly flat with well-maintained trails
  2. Some inclines with good trails or mostly flat with less developed trails
  3. Some steep inclines and/or no trails
  4. Steep routes with questionable trails and fearless hike leaders

 

On the Land Public Outings

Spring Equinox Open Day at Sears Point
Saturday, March 21, open from 9am2pm
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The winter rains have temporarily filled the newly-constructed 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin with water and it’s stunning! Celebrate the first day of spring by taking an easy stroll along the levee to get a glimpse of shorebirds and restored tidal marsh on one side, and waterfowl and future tidal marsh on the other. Sonoma Land Trust staff will be on hand for orientation and to answer questions, and birder expert Larry Broderick will assist with bird identification. Dogs on leash are welcome! Stop by anytime between 9am–2pm. Park on Reclamation Road (off Hwy 37 across from Lakeville Hwy intersection). Pre-registration encouraged but not required.

Explore Pole Mountain Wildflowers and Views
Saturday, April 11, 10am4pm
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Sunday, April 26, 10am4pm
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Sunday, May 10, 10am4pm
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Join Sonoma Land Trust in celebration of our recent acquisition — Pole Mountain! This strenuous, 6-mile roundtrip hike begins at our Little Black Mountain Preserve and has a 1,000-foot elevation gain as we hike up the north side of the mountain along old ranch roads. We will enjoy the spring wildflowers on our way to a picnic lunch at the top of Pole Mountain, where we will bask in the panoramic views from the Sonoma Coast’s highest peak.

Discover, Level 4
Steep routes with questionable trails and fearless hike leaders

Discover Wildflowers at Sears Point
Sunday, April 12, 10am2pm
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Join Baylands program manager Julian Meisler for a hike up the foothills of Cougar Mountain and learn about the diversity of spring wildflowers that cover these grasslands. Be prepared to walk at a leisurely pace and spend time on hands and knees examining these flowers along the way. We will enjoy vistas over San Pablo Bay, as well as a bird's eye view of the stunning 1,000-acre tidal marsh restoration project now underway.

Level 3
Some steep inclines and/or no trails

Explore Wildflowers and Views at the Jenner Headlands
Saturday, May 9th, 10am3pm
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Join Sonoma Land Trust staff for a 4.5 mile hike through the coastal prairie at the Jenner Headlands Preserve. Enjoy the sweeping coastal views as we traverse the hillside on our way to the Jean Schulz Wildflower Meadow, where we will picnic amidst the vast carpets of miniature serpentine wildflowers.

Discover, Level 4
Steep routes with questionable trails and fearless hike leaders

Traditional Uses of Native Plants at Glen Oaks Ranch
Sunday, May 17, 10am2pm
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Explore beautiful Glen Oaks Ranch in Sonoma Valley and learn the traditional and indigenous uses of native plants. Herbalist Madelene McCann will lead a leisurely walk through the oak groves while we learn through stories about the plants we discover along the way.

Discover
Outings with experts on special topics that allow time for in-depth hands-on learning in the field.
Level 2
Some inclines with good trails or mostly flat with less developed trails

Email us at outings@sonomalandtrust.org or call 707.526.6930 ext. 114 for more information.

For more unique opportunties to get on the land, check out our volunteer workdays.

For more than 35 years, the Sonoma Land Trust has been a vehicle for people with passion, persistence and a love of the land to come together to protect forever one of the most beautiful counties in America.

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Volunteer with Sonoma Land Trust
You will enjoy:

  • Access to diverse and beautiful properties
  • Educational and skill building opportunities
  • Great community
  • Annual Volunteer Celebration

Become a Member
You will receive:

  • quarterly announcements of upcoming members-only hikes
  • monthly eNews and quarterly newsletters
  • seasonal invitations to members-only open days at Glen Oaks Ranch
  • annual holiday open house and other special events
  • ongoing satisfaction of helping preserve what we all love most about Sonoma County

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