Park Rx-- Beginner Hiking for Fitness 2023

  • January 7 - July 1, 2023
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

    2605 Adobe Canyon Road
    Kenwood, California 95452
Ticket Price $0.00-$80.00 This event is now over

The Hiking for Fitness Series is back! Join us for the Beginner Hiking for Fitness program, where the leaders will guide you on a series of 8 weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Before the first hike, the leader will discuss proper shoes, hydration, incorporating hiking poles, proper pacing, etc. The group's final hike aims for the long route up Brushy Peaks Trail, where hikers can enjoy the beautiful vistas.

The following is a list of possible routes selected for this hiking series:
1) Sat 1/6 - White Barn to Uranus, 2.1 miles, 180 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
2) Sat 1/13 - Meadow- Hillside loop, 3 miles, 490 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
3) Sat 1/20 - Lake Ralphine & Spring Lake loop, 4.3 miles, 420 ft elev [meet @ Santa Rosa's Howarth Park boathouse]
4) Sat 1/27 - Stern + Waterfall loop, 2.7 miles, 750 ft elev [meet @ main lot]
5) Sat 2/3 - Jack London State Historic Park, May’s Clearing (map link), 3.5 miles, 820 ft elev [meet @ upper parking lot, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442]
6) Sat 2/10 – Vista Trail loop, 3.5 miles, 830 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
7) Sat 2/17 – Sonoma Valley Regional Park & Lake Suttonfield loop, 4.3, miles, 770 ft elev [meet at Valley of the Moon Trailhead on Arnold Dr.]
8) Sat 2/24 – Hillside to Neptune picnic table, 4.4 miles, 970 ft elev [meet @ white barn]

Please note these routes are subject to change. Wear appropriate footwear for muddy or slippery trails and layers, as the group hikes in light rains. Bring at least a quart of water, and if desired, a snack. The group will be limited to 35 participants. 

The hiking series costs $80, or free-of-cost for participants with a December 2023 or newer Park Rx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for information on our Park Rx program. The number of available Park Rx tickets is limited; please have your Park Rx ready at the time of sign up. 

Date & Time

Jan 7 - Jul 1, 2023

Venue Details

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, California 95452 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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