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Outings Styles


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


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


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 Outings

Dinner with Kat Anderson at Shone Farm

Thursday, June 8, 5:30–8:30PM
$50 Open to All
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Join us for a very special dinner at Shone Farm with guest speaker Kat Anderson, author of Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge & Management of California's Natural Resources.



Spring Outings 2017

Songbirds of Spring
Laufenburg Ranch

Backcountry Adventures to Pole Mountain »

Explore Sears Point »

Songbirds of Spring

Springtime in Sonoma County brings an abundance of migratory songbirds, such as flycatchers, warblers and orioles, which can be found along the creek-sides and wooded areas of our protected lands. Learn how to identify birds by their songs and use your binoculars to get close-up views.

Laufenburg Ranch — June 10 — Knights Valley
9am–noon Level 2 | $10/$15 members/non-members
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Backcountry Adventures to Pole Mountain

Rigorous hikes for the well-seasoned hiker, these guided adventures into the backcountry of the mountainous Sonoma Coast cross through coastal prairie, redwood forests and oak woodlands, offering panoramic views from its highest peak.

Little Black Mountain thru-hike to Jenner Headlands — June 11
9am–5pm 8 miles/2,000-foot elevation gain | Free and open to the public*

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* This spring’s outings to Pole Mountain are made possible through member support and through a partnership with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, whose work is funded by a Sonoma County voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax. The District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations.

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Explore Sears Point

Tidal Marsh Interpretation
Every Saturday, 9AM—Noon
Sonoma Land Trust recently completed a project to restore nearly 1,000 acres of tidal marsh on San Pablo Bay, adjacent to another tidal marsh restoration project that we completed 20 years ago. These lands have become part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and now include 4 miles of the San Francisco Bay Trail, an additional trail between the restored marshes, a non-motorized boat launch and interpretive signs stationed at various points along the way. It is now open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. The parking area is on Reclamation Road just south of the Hwy 37/Lakeville Hwy intersection.

Each Saturday morning throughout the year, volunteer docents are on hand to provide interpretation of the site, discuss its history and the restoration process, and answer questions. Come visit on Saturday mornings and take advantage of their enthusiasm and knowledge to gain an insightful experience at Sonoma County’s premier access to the bay!

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Email us at outings@sonomalandtrust.org or call 707.526.6930 ext. 110 for more information.

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

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You will enjoy:

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


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