Imagine a three-day walk with friends new and old, a walk (or paddle, or ride) that stitches together your local landscape beneath your feet, you beneath the open sky of forest and farm field alike…walking, sleeping at day’s end, then departing come morning after a hearty, locally-sourced breakfast. Imagine that this journey unfolds over those days entirely apart from the automobile. This is but one aspect of the larger vision forTrekSonoma.
We are committed to building a network of routes where we all can walk-roll-paddle, where our children can do this with their schoolmates, where we are welcomed as we pass through, and where we can refocus energy on healthy land, healthy people, healthy community. We will focus on local food and vistas and celebrating the great natural resources and agricultural landscapes of Sonoma County. We will focus on the story of each mile and the narrative from everyone that shares the trail with us. And we will endeavor to make these opportunities available to people of great and modest means.
Please follow the links below to learn more and register for a Trek across Sonoma County:
This has become the signature TrekSonoma 3-day experience to date – travelled by public participants, commissioned groups and now – the past two years – by teens on spring break. Starting at LandPaths’ Bohemia Preserve off Bohemian Highway on Friday, we walk nearly 20 miles over the course of three days, finishing at Shell Beach on the Sonoma Coast just south of Goat Rock State Park. First night, Bohemia Ecological Preserve with tenting at “Hut Hill,” with its big views and nearly zero (!) light sources to be seen from distant ridges after sundown. Second night, a secluded privately owned ranch on the edge of Willow Creek State Park.
Families of all ages are invited to join LandPaths on a 2-day Trek beginning and ending at Shell Beach. From the coast we will walk five miles inland to a secluded privately owned ranch on the edge of Willow Creek State Park for an overnight of camping, storytelling, good food and a starry night around a fire. Families will be able to wander, play, and relax along the beautiful salmon-bearing Willow Creek. After a leisurely Sunday morning families will hike back to the coast over our beautiful coastal hills and through spring flowers.
The Russian River Teen Trek offers a special opportunity for youth ages 12-14 to explore the natural world from the unique perspective of a boat paddling down the Russian River. Our experienced educators will guide youth in learning new skills centered on safely paddling themselves down the river and studying the rich flora and fauna of our watershed, all the while building a team experience through shared challenges nad explorations on the water.