Another year, another Trails Challenge! This Saturday, June 6, Sonoma County Regional Parks kicks off it’s second annual Trails Challenge on National Trails Day. Have you been busy with graduation, work, and catching up on all your television show finales? It’s time to get up, get outside, and start hiking!
The challenge– hike five or more parks featured in the free Trails Challenge guidebook by November 30.
The reward- The gift of health and wellness AND for those that fill out an online trails log, a free water bottle or trails related gift.
Hikers who post a picture of themselves hiking on the Regional Park’s facebook page (#TrailsChallenge #SonomaCounty), will be eligible for parks membership giveaways. Children who participate may receive a youth-size water bottle and an official “Trails Challenge Explorer” certificate.
This year, the trail guide includes new parks, such as the recently opened North Sonoma Mountain, as well as favorites such as Helen Putnam, Foothill, and Hood Mountain. To make your planning easier, Regional Parks has clearly broken down the trails from easy to strenuous, as well as compiling all of the necessary trail maps and directions.
Co-sponsored by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the challenge not only entices you to visit our gorgeous county parks, but also promotes the health benefits of hiking and time spent outdoors. With trails ranging from beginner to advanced, there is something available for all ages and fitness levels.
To get things started, Regional Parks has put together a series of guided hikes. Some of these hikes require reservations, so sign up as soon as possible to make sure you have a spot.
- June 6 – Sonoma Valley Regional Park – Historical ecology hike– SOLD OUT
- June 7 – Sonoma Valley Regional Park – Nature walk
- June 13 – Ragle Ranch Regional Park – Nature walk
- June 13 – Taylor Mountain Regional Park – New 1.2-mile Redtail Trail along Petaluma Hill Road
- June 14 – Hood Mountain Regional Park – Gunsight Rock hike
- June 20 – Sonoma Valley Regional Park – Wildlife Corridor walk
Download your Trails Challenge guidebook today and start moving!