Wonders of the Wild Hike

April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

Hood Mountain Regional Park - South Entrance

1450 Pythian Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.45192222, -122.5741331

The parks in spring are a remarkable sight, and we hope you’ll get out to enjoy Mother Nature’s show with our free Wildflower Wanderings series. Advance registration is required and parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members.

Legends, Lore & More!

Sunday, April 14 • 10AM-12PM
Taylor Mountain Regional Park - Petaluma Hill Road Entrance
Shelly Spriggs

This event is full.
Enjoy surprising stories and fascinating facts about nature’s blooming treasures as we search for spring wildflowers on this informative 2-mile walk with moderate elevation gain. Traverse a loop trail with frequent stops to look at pockets of lupine meadows and oak woodland-loving species like Douglas iris and woodland star.

Can I Eat This?

Sunday, April 14 • 2-4PM
Crane Creek Regional Park
Shelly Spriggs

This event is full.
Explore edible, medicinal, useful and wondrous wildflowers with other nature enthusiasts. Crane Creek’s riparian and vernal pool habitats are home to poppies, popcorn flowers, and abundant displays of Douglas meadowfoam. Spot remarkable blooms and uncover their stories on this fun and informative 2-mile walk.

Serpentine Secrets

Saturday, April 20 • 9AM-2PM 
Tolay Lake Regional Park 
Regional Parks & Sonoma Land Trust Staff

This event is full.
Experience spring’s riches at this recently opened park! Discover rare, diverse and abundant displays of native wildflowers and learn about California’s serpentine soils and their important and unique relationship with native wildflowers. Enjoy amazing views of San Pablo Bay and beyond on this 6-mile, semi-strenuous hike on open, rolling grasslands. Bring a hat, plenty of water, and a picnic lunch.

Visit Hood Mountain Regional Park and Preserve

Hood Mountain Regional Park hikers by Ed Kent

Hood Mountain Regional Park consists of 1,750 acres of wilderness with outstanding hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.