Suttenfield Lake Loop

Our loop around the lake included a small detour featuring a steep ascent and descent.
User: Austin Explorer - 7/22/2016

Location: Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 2.58 Miles  Elapsed Time: 58 minutes


Coppertone and I joined about ten other folks with the Sonoma Activity Group for an early evening hike around Suttonfield Lake.  We started from the Arnold Drive trailhead just north of the Sonoma Development Center.  After a very brief segment of paved trail we hopped on the packed dirt trails leading towards the lake.

Most of the group elected to take an optional detour up a steep hill above the lake, so the mapped path doesn't match the lake exactly.

It was a fairly hot day, even for the early evening.  Every brief respite under the shade of the trees was welcome.  Still, we did a quick 2.5 mile loop in just under an hour, so we didn't suffer much.

Afterwards, the group drove to the saloon at Jack London Lodge in Glenn Ellen for some cold beverages and pleasant conversation.

Log Photos
Suttonfield Keyhole
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