Hike Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve

Sat, September 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists in welcoming fall with an exploration through the Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve. The preserve is only accessible to the public on guided outings, and is known for its stunning vistas, open meadows, waterfalls, and oak woodlands. Calabazas Creek provides hikers with a multitude of microclimates as well as a rigorous hike. Bring along friends and family, and a picnic lunch to enjoy with us!

The Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve was protected by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District in October of 2004 for recreation and preservation of its natural resources, including the stretch of Calabazas Creek that cascades down the canyon. The 1,290-acre property, overlooking the Valley of the Moon, is one of the most exquisite natural sites in Sonoma Valley, containing a wide array of habitats and breathtaking vistas.
This is a strenuous five- to six-hour hike with substantial elevation gain, on established trails. Please bring water and lunch, and be prepared for that day’s weather. There is a shallow water crossing. Unless we have heavy rain between now and September 26th, we should be able to cross easily without getting our feet wet. The hike will go on in light rain, but heavy rain will cancel the outing. There is no charge for this outing, as it is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the District’s work with a quarter-cent sales tax.

REGISTER TODAY! Reservations are required online by 5pm on Friday, September 22, 2017 by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076609 .

Directions and day-of contact information will be emailed upon registration.
For more information or questions, contact Holland Gistelli at (707) 996-0712, ext. 108 or holland@sonomaecologycenter.org.

Calabazas Open Space Preserve

2301 Nuns Canyon Road

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