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

  • Sat, Jan 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

    2605 Adobe Canyon Road
    Kenwood, California 95452
Ticket Price $0.00-$10.00 This event is now over
Description

Join Certified CA Naturalist John Lynch 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 Rd to the now familiar Pony Gate Trail.

This stroll is approximately 2 miles with 595-foot elevation gain. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for youth (12-17 year olds), students, Sugarloaf members, Sugarloaf volunteers, and free for children under 12. Wear layers, appropriate footwear for muddy and/or slippery trails, bring at least a quart of water and if desired, a snack. Heavy rain cancels and will be announced early on the day of the hike. Parking fees apply.

Ease of access: Pony Gate and Canyon are single-track dirt trails that descend approximately 500 ft into a canyon. Both have steps, and Pony Gate has a seasonal water crossing without a bridge.
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Date & Time

Sat, Jan 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Venue Details

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

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