Thu, Dec 08|
Berger Center Parking Lot
LONG: Chicken Shack, Big Rock Ridge Road, and Ponti Trail Loop
Enjoy beautiful vistas on both sides of Big Rock Ridge.
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2022, 8:30 AM
Berger Center Parking Lot, 6633 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA
About the event
This 6.1-mile loop includes 1,341 ft of elevation gain and travels along the ridge between Loma Verde Open Space Preserve and Pacheco Valle Open Space. The trails offer stunning vistas and a chance to enjoy the beautiful open space on both sides of the ridge. The route mostly travels through oak woodland, with some exposed areas. Although a little shorter than usual, AllTrails rates this hike as hard. The climb to the ridgetop is on a well-maintained fire road and is steep, but the amazing views make it worthwhile. Once at the top, we will begin a gradual descent through bay and madrone woods. The hike will end with a nice walk through the Pacheco Valley neighborhood. Bring poles, if you like, and plenty of water.
Hike leader: Jeff Zalles, firstname.lastname@example.org