Winter Treasures: Salamanders, Lichen, Mosses, and A Waterfall

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
2605 Adobe Canyon Rd
Kenwood, CA 95452
Alma Shaw

 Winter is newt breeding season! Join us as we walk through the sublime beauty of sage green lichen on burgundy Manzanita bark and moss bedecked oaks down to the 25-foot dramatic plunge of Sonoma Creek. Beginning at the Visitor Center, we’ll follow Pony Gate Trail’s grassy slope, into mixed evergreen forest, along Canyon Trail’s shady riparian corridor (with the promise of Pacific Giant Salamanders) to the waterfall. The return takes us back uphill, across Adobe Canyon Road to the now familiar Pony Gate trail. Approximately 2 miles with 450-foot elevation gain. $10/hiker, and parking fees apply.

Heavy rain or wind cancels and will be announced by 9AM the day of the hike.