SEC Inaugural Hike at Saddle Mountain Preserve with Open Space District

May 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve

Join us for our first-ever guided hike at the beautiful 960-acre Saddle Mountain preserve above Rincon Valley, on the eastern boundary of Santa Rosa in the Mayacamas Mountain Range. The hike will be led by District Steward Monica DelMartini and SEC education program manager, Tony Passantino. This is the first hike organized by Sonoma Ecology Center on the property and the first public walk on the District-owned land since it was touched by the recent Glass Fire. Delmartini is the resident fire ecologist and will discuss land management in a post-fire setting including, wildfire ecology, forest resiliency, and the benefits of fire on California landscapes.

This is a moderately strenuous hike of approximately 3-4 miles with substantial elevation gain, on established trails/fire roads. Please bring water and lunch, and be prepared for that day’s weather. There is a shallow water crossing. The hike will go on in light rain, but heavy rain will cancel the outing. 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.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Tony Passantino, by emailing