Thu, Nov 30|
Sebastopol Town Square
Stage 4: Sebastopol Central Park to Occidental (13.5miles)
The Camino de Sonoma is a HEALING path. Join us for Stage 4 on Camino De Sonoma, a HEALING path. You are welcome to join us for single stages, even if it is your first time. This walk begins in Sebastopol's Central Park and concludes in downtown Occidental.
Time & Location
Nov 30, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
Sebastopol Town Square, Weeks Way, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA
About the event
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.
Pilgrims Coordinate their own Transportation, Food, Lodging
>> Start time location & End point: 8:00am at Sebastopol Town Square by the fountain (parking along McKinley St across intersection from Central Park) to Occidental downtown (4:00p eta).
- All Stages 1 thru 6 will be guided Oct 9th - 14th
- You need to RSVP for each day you will join us. There is a 24 person limit per day.
>> Transportation & Parking Reminder: arrange your own rides/carpools from the end point. (Park in Occidental across from Howard Station Cafe or near Boho Bungalow at the base of Coleman Valley Rd). Carpools should leave Occidental by 7:30am to the start.
> All Trails Stage #4 Link
>> Distance & Route:
Estimated 13.5 miles and 1,350ft elevation gain, walking poles are not necessary. We’ll begin near the fountain at the Sebastopol Town Square and open our circle before an immediate but brief pause at the Kashia Pomo Creation Story mural (Coyote on the beach). We'll follow West County/Joe Rodota Trails, through Sebastopol, enjoying West County views as we make our way to the small town of Graton after a longer reflection stop at Andy’s Produce Market on 116. We’ll also pause in Graton for a bit of history before heading west on Green Valley Rd, andl pass through the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley Appellation, a unique region known for growing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. We'll break for lunch on the shaded stone bridge at Chenoweth Vineyards before climbing up through the Redwoods via Harrison Grade Rd. Winding our way down scenic Morelli Lane, we'll enjoy the views, horses, and farms before descending into Camp Meeker. We’ll conclude our final mile under the shade of Redwoods along Occidental/Camp Meeker Rd and follow Dutch Bill Creek into the heart of the charming bohemian community of Occidental. We’ll end in this charming downtown and enjoy table fellowship. Walking surfaces are streets and paths.
> Food: Day pack your own lunch, snack and water and/or beverage. Lunch will be at - There is an opportunity to purchase lunch, snacks, and drinks at Andy’s Produce.
> Restrooms: Several locations along the route have a porta-potty, some public and private business will also be available.
> Theme: Gratitude
Remember to bring your passports. Passports and stickers will be available for those new to the Camino de Sonoma.
10/12 - Stage 4
Reminder- RSVP for each Stage (aka event) you will walk with us$0.00Sale ended