11/04/2023 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT
Join LandPaths docents Joy Robinson and Hugh Stevenson for a beautiful autumn hike at Lafferty Ranch! This 270-acre property is the only publicly-owned land on the west side of Sonoma Mountain. Under contract with the City of Petaluma, Landpaths has been leading hikes on the land to introduce groups to its history and natural features since the summer of 2022. The hiking terrain ranges from broad, gentle meadows to steep challenging hillsides. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Petaluma Valley, stretching southwards to Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. Diablo, all the way to San Francisco. The trail passes through groves of venerable oak and bay trees along the Adobe Creek, with a total elevation gain of 500’. We’ll hike above the creek up to a vista point at the mid-point meadow, where we will stop to enjoy the panoramic views and snacks before returning to our cars. This will be a relatively short hike, but the path is narrow and in places rocky and overgrown. Come prepared with water, snacks, long pants, hiking boots or good shoes, and sun protection. Bring a small blanket if you’d like to sit when we take our break at the top under the big oak. If you have any questions, please contact Roxy at roxy@landpaths or call 707-544-7284 ext 103. Driving and parking directions will be sent out 2 to 3 days before the outing.
11/04/2023 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
Explore the trails of Rancho Mark West through this free self-guided adventure! An email will be sent two days prior to the event with the address and directions to the preserve. If you have any questions please contact Roxy at roxy@landpaths or call 707-544-7284 ext 103