Fri, Dec 08|
Stage 2: Kenwood Plaza Park to Santa Rosa Trail House (14.5 miles)
The Camino de Sonoma is a HEALING path, stretching 75 miles from The Mission in Sonoma to the Mission at Metini (aka. Ft. Ross). Thank you for adding your footsteps and story to the pilgrimage! Walk any stage with us anytime. Spiritually significant. Culturally compelling. Breathtakingly beautiful
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Kenwood, Kenwood, CA 95452, USA
About the event
>> Start time location & End point: 8:00am at Kenwood Plaza Park, end at Trail House (4:00pm eta).
[Park your car behind Mary's Pizza on Summerfield]
> You need to RSVP for each day you will join us. There is a 17 pilgrim limit per day.
>> Transportation & Parking Reminder: arrange your own rides/carpools from Trail House, there is free parking behind Mary’s Pizza 535 Summerfield Rd (parking lot connects to Trail House).
Carpools should leave Trail House by 7:30am to Kenwood.
> All Trails Stage #2 Link
> Food: PACK A LUNCH, snack and water and/or beverage(s). Lunch stop will be in Trione Annadel State Park at the intersection of Marsh and Two Quarry Trails. Note: There are no water refill opportunities once we leave Kenwood.
> Restrooms: available at Kenwood Gas Station (porta-potty), pit toilet at our lunch stop and Spring Lake. We advise packing personal wilderness potty needs in your daypack, just in case.
>> Distance & Route:
Estimated 14.5 miles and 1,360ft elevation gain, walking poles are helpful through Trione-Annadel State Park. We’ll begin at the Kenwood Plaza Park to open our pilgrim circle before winding through the quiet morning neighborhood of Kenwood and onto Hwy 12 with the Sonoma Valley vineyards leading our way to Trione-Annadel State Park. We’ll enter the park via the Lawndale entrance and then experience the natural pattern of forest recovery from the recent fires, stunning views of Sonoma Valley and the Mayacamas Mtns, pass by Ledson Marsh, Buick Meadow, Redwood groves, fern grottos, Lake Illsanjo. We’ll then follow Spring Creek down the mountain before a quick pause at Spring Lake and follow the trail out through oak trees to Howarth Park and end our day's journey in the parking area behind Mary's Pizza. The Santa Rosa Trail House is nearby for anyone interested in a refreshing beverage and/or pub grub for table fellowship post-walk.
This is a moderately strenuous 14.5 mile walk. For your own safety and in consideration of fellow walkers this walk should not be attempted unless you know you are experienced and capable at this distance.
> Theme: “Simplicity”
Remember to bring your passports. Passports and stickers will be available for those new to the Camino de Sonoma.