Wed, Feb 07|
Trail House, Santa Rosa
Stage 3: Santa Rosa Trail House to Sebastopol Central Park (13 miles)
The Camino de Sonoma is a HEALING path, stretching 75 miles from The Mission in Sonoma to the Mission at Metini (commonly known as Fort Ross). The entire route takes 6 stages to complete, but you’re welcomed to walk any stage any time.
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Trail House, Santa Rosa, 4036 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, USA
About the event
“If you would like to go fast, you go alone; if you’d like to go far, you go with others” therefore we offer a guided experience of history, story, and reflection along the Camino de Sonoma. The route was discovered as a conduit between cultures, and this healing path has been established to engage the story of the land and the pilgrims who walk it. 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.
>> START “Opening Circle”: 8:00am at Santa Rosa Trail House (parking lot behind Mary’s Pizza, 535 Summerfield Rd connects to Trail House) >> Please ARRIVE BY 7:50am.
>>End at Sebastopol Central Park (4:00p eta depending on group pace)
>> Transportation & Parking Reminder: we prefer you arrange your own rides/carpools from Sebastopol (park along McKinley St between park and Brown St.) Leave Sebastopol by 7:30am to make the START in time for our 8am Opening Circle.
>> Guides can assist with shuttling pilgrims back to the START at the end of the day if needed.
> All Trails Stage #3 Link
>> Distance & Route:
Estimated 13 miles and 150ft elevation gain, walking poles are not necessary. We’ll begin at the parking lot and walk down Montgomery Dr with a slight detour on Yulupa Ave to pause at Flat Rock where we’ll open our pilgrim circle for the day.. After our reflection time we’ll follow Santa Rosa Creek to St. Eugene’s church and back down Montgomery Dr through downtown Santa Rosa and into Old Courthouse Square. We’ll continue towards Luther Burbank home and garden and honor the healing of divisions, the history of Santa Rosa, and the importance of connection in our communities. We’ll then walk through Prince Memorial Greenway and pick up the creek trail to A Place to Play (on W. 3rd Street) where we’ll pause for lunch. We’ll conclude our day by traversing Hwy 12 on Fulton Ave and turn West on Joe Rodota Trail to take us into downtown Sebastopol. Pilgrims usually find their way to Crooked Goat nearby in the Barlow for a refreshing beverage and/or pub grub, and to enjoy table fellowship post-walk. Walking surfaces are dirt and rock trails, sidewalks and paths.
> Food: PACK A LUNCH, snack and water and/or beverage. Lunch will be at A Place to Play Park in Santa Rosa. There are a few opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks through downtown Santa Rosa.
> Restrooms: Public and private business will be available at several locations along the route.
> Theme: “Connection”
>Lodging option: Alliance Redwoods Yurts in Occidental ($45/night includes shower/bath, common meal area, refrigerator, continental breakfast, and bunk - no linens) > registration link and someone from Alliance Redwoods will reach out to you personally.
>> You need to RSVP for each day you will join us. There is a 17 pilgrim limit per day.
Remember to bring your passports. Passports and stickers will be available for those new to the Camino de Sonoma.