Upper Overlook Trail to Re-open October 20th!

The Sonoma Overlook Trail Stewards and the City of Sonoma are delighted to announce that the upper part of the Sonoma Overlook Trail will reopen Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Please join volunteer Steward Jeni Nichols on a hike that morning, at 10am. Meet at the Overlook Trailhead parking lot.

The lower part of the trail must remain closed through the winter to allow the newly disturbed soil of the re-route to be properly compacted. See the map for a illustration of what is closed.

As of the 20th of this month hikers can enter the Overlook Trail from the Toyon trailhead (either walking or driving up to the trailhead in the Cemetery), or via the Rattlesnake Cutoff Trail from Norrbom Road or the Montini Preserve.

See the City of Sonoma Press Release for more information.

Join Us: Sonoma Overlook Trail Town History Walk and Garden Party

Sonoma Overlook Trail trail stewards and Sonoma League for Historic Preservation  are sponsoring a downtown history walk and garden party at Maysonnave House on Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 to 5:30 p.m. to raise money for the trail’s current rehabilitation project and regular maintenance. Registration cost is $50 per person, which includes finger foods, a glass of wine and a leisurely afternoon in the beautiful Maysonnave fall gardens.maysonnave house

Participants can pick up self-guided walking tour materials at the historic house, 291 First St. East, and learn about the Plaza’s colorful and intriguing history from Chuck Bingham of the League.

Barbara White Perry, Sonoma Treasure Artist and author of Drawing Sonoma, will be on hand and has donated a framed drawing of Maysonnave House and a special bottle of Buena Vista Private Reserve Zinfandel from her vineyard for a raffle.

Volunteer trail stewards will also update participants about the progress of the  Overlook trail rehabilitation project.

If you have any questions contact Hope Nisson at hopenisson@me.com

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Goats? In Sonoma?

If you hike on the Montini Preserve Trail you will likely see goats chomping away on the weeds. This is one of the pleasures of hiking here—you are in for a treat to watch these cute creatures.

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Join us any Wednesday for a brisk hike. We meet 8:30am at the Sonoma Police Station parking lot for an hour-long hike on the Montini (while the Overlook is closed for rehab).

 

If you come to hike the Overlook Trail–Montini Preserve Trails are less than 1000 feet away!!!

To hike the Montini Preserve Trails park at the Police station lot (600 feet south of Sonoma Overlook Trailhead) on First Street West. The entrance to the Montini Preserve is behind the batters box. The trail is a 2 mile loop or more–map at entranceIMG_4710.jpg

Sonoma Overlook Trailhead–signs posted give directions to the Montini Preserve Trails or the Mountain Cemetery walking paths. (adjacent to Trailhead)