Discover New Trails at LandPaths’ Riddell Preserve!
A Trail Opening Celebration
April 15th, 10am-3pm
Location: Riddell Preserve
Leader: Erin Mullen, LandPaths Staff
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to register! This event will occur in light drizzle, but a torrential rainstorm will cancel. Please call 707-544-7284 (then press 1) after 8am the morning of the event if it is questionable. If there is no cancellation notice, the event is on.
LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District invite you to explore the wild and lovely Riddell Preserve for a trail-opening celebration. Hike the newly finished “Cabin Trail,” preview the “Cabin Loop,” which will be completed next, enjoy drinks and snacks, and participate in some light trail-building stewardship (if you wish.) While this event is not “kid-focused,” kids who will enjoy hiking at least two miles are more than welcome to attend.
The celebration will mark completion of The Cabin Trail and the Spur Trail at the Riddell Preserve. Working in collaboration with the Sonoma County Trails Council, LandPaths expects to complete an entire trail system -- including approximately six new miles of trail -- within three years, expanding access to the preserve for camps, school outings, and gatherings on the Riddell deck.
Meeting Time, Location & Directions:
We will meet at 10:00 am at the parking lot of the City Corporation Yard at 550 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448. We will carpool to the preserve from the City Corporation Yard and get back to the parking lot by 3pm.
Directions to the Corporation Yard parking lot-
From Highway 101 North, take the Central Healdsburg Exit. and make a slight left on Healdsburg Avenue. Turn left onto Mill Street. Continue under the highway overpass as Mill Street turns into Westside Road. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way. There is a "Corporation Yard" sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
From Highway 101 South, take the Westside Exit and turn right on Westside Rd. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way.
What to Bring:
Picnic lunch, snacks & water, backpack
Sturdy boots or shoes that can get muddy
Long pants recommended
Hat and sun screen
Due to the nature of the parking, we cannot accomodate late arrivals or early deapartures
We will be hiking approximately 2-3 miles
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
There is a flush toilet on the property
There is no potable water available on the property.
No pets or smoking are permitted.
The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District protects land in Sonoma County and LandPaths connects you with that land. This event is made possible through a partnership between the District and non-profit partners LandPaths . It is sponsored by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax, and is coordinated & guided by LandPaths.