The Camino de Sonoma is a 75 mile walk from the historic Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma to the Russian Orthodox Chapel in Fort Ross State Historic Park, offering those who travel it an embodied experience that is physical, spiritual, historical, agricultural, environmental, communal, and cultural.
See the Camino de Sonoma map here.
The Camino de Sonoma exists to provide, protect, and promote exceptional space for pilgrims, seekers, and all people who long for a transformative experience, through the power of walking with intention.
This route has been established to engage the story of this place and its people with honor and honesty. Because of this, we are invited to walk purposefully while we enjoy the wonder of each step furthering an encounter with the exceptional beauty of this land.
We are thrilled to see a very diverse group of people walking the Camino de Sonoma. Our guided walks invite all people to experience the value of walking for miles beside those that are different from us. All are welcome.
Our programming is designed for rigorous walkers and hikers, and we are actively working towards experiences that create more access for more abilities.
COMING INTO BEING
Something profoundly relational happens when we bring the whole of who we are into the world around us at the human speed of 3 miles per hour. Our perspective shifts, and we come to experience ourselves in the environment differently, journeying not only through the natural space, but also the society entrusted to steward it.
Walking paths possess archeology established by all those who have walked before us. From animal paths to the first nations people who stewarded this land, to rails and roads, to modern highways, the way we move across land and culture shapes the way we build and understand collective memory.
We are a diverse and growing community of self-described pilgrims, hikers, and sojourners. We walk to nurture connection, to honor others, to clarify purpose, and to deepen faith. We also walk to find healing, bridge divides, and recognize the sacred work of stewarding the land.