Buckeye Knob to Jack London State Park Hike

March 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Buckeye Knob
Tony Passantino

Buckeye Knob, located on the east side of Sonoma Mountain, is a privately owned property and forever protected through a conservation easement donated to the Ag + Open Space District by the property owners. The 52-acre property is located on a highly visible south-facing hillside and includes grassland, oak woodland, and the lush upper canyon of Carriger Creek.

Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists will share their natural history knowledge while we get an invigorating workout into our weekend. Hikers will explore the canyon first, and then climb to the top of the knob for a picnic lunch while enjoying spectacular views of Sonoma Valley, the Mayacamas, and San Pablo Bay. Following lunch we will explore the East Slope Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail, out to where it connects to Jack London State Park, and then return back through Buckeye Knob.

This is an intermediate level hike with some steep ascents and descents. We will hike approximately 5 miles, and there is some elevation gain and very uneven footing. There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of  Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

REGISTER TODAY! Reservations are required online by 5pm on Wednesday, March 10th Directions and day-of contact information will be emailed upon registration. For more information, contact Tony Passantino at (707) 996-0712 x124 or tony@sonomaecologycenter.org.