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Into Sonoma Valley
The view from the top of Stern Trail looks through Adobe Canyon into Sonoma Valley.
User: Austin Explorer - 6/7/2020

Location: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 4.63 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes

Comments:

Coppertone and I made our first real outdoor foray after COVID-19 and chose to map some trails we had not yet visited at Sugarloaf Ridge.  Despite the pandemic the parking areas were almost full.  Seems like others were anxious to get outdoors as well.  Most on the trail had masks and observed proper social distancing.

The track file for this outing looks a little weird, but our goal was to map segments we'd missed before, so we jumped around from here to there.

The trail surface of the first half of the Creekside Nature Trail is some of the nicest we've seen anywhere.  This should be ADA compliant and was really well done.  On the downside, several of the nature trail tour guide markers seem to be missing.  The second half of the trail has a rougher surface and more elevation variation.  Definitely not ADA compliant on that end.

The Stern Trail is a wide jeep path, which normally does not make for the most ideal hiking experience.  The top is even paved.  However, there are some very nice views to be had by hiking it without having to expend too much energy to get to the higher spots in the park.  Not only views within Adobe Canyon, but also spilling out into Sonoma Valley.



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Creekside Nature Trail
Into Sonoma Valley
Lots of space
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