Sonoma County


Join us for our fall Jenner Headlands hike
When: Sunday, Nov 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Jenner Headlands Property, north of Jenner, Sonoma County

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Join Coastwalk California for a great opportunity to explore the Jenner Headlands – an incredible landscape not open to the general public, recently acquired by Sonoma Land Trust and The Wildlands Conservancy. The Jenner Headlands is located just north of where the Russian River meets the sea. The property stretches along 2.5 miles of coastline with its western boundary delineated by Highway 1 and running from the coastal resort town of Jenner, north to Russian Gulch. The acquisition of this amazing 5,630 acre property was made possible through a multi-partner effort which includes the Sonoma Land Trust and The Wildlands Conservancy partnering to manage the property and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District holding a conservation easement over the property, securing its safety forever.  Eventually the California Coastal Trail will cross this property, thus getting the CCT off of Highway 1 in this area.

This strenuous 4.5-mile roundtrip day hike will ascend more than 800 feet in elevation, and include dazzling views of the Sonoma Coast (on clear days!) Some sections of the route are especially rough with uneven footing so please wear sturdy hiking boots. Although we will be going at a slower pace to enjoy wildflowers, animals and the view, this hike is not for inexperienced hikers — you must be in good physical condition.  Along with the rough terrain comes the varying coastal weather that can bring bright, sunny skies or damp, cold, foggy and windy weather. We highly recommend dressing in layers and including a windbreaker jacket to protect you from the potentially biting coastal winds.
Bring water and lunch. There is one porta-potty on the property, close to the lunch stop.
Registered hikers will be given more details about parking and carpooling by email, so we need a valid email address. The hike is free, but tends to fill (space for 25 hikers only) so if you must cancel, please let Coastwalk know.