Ecoadventure Hike through the Jenner Headlands
Hike up through the recently acquired addition to the State Parks system: the Jenner Headlands, a 5,630 acre ranch overlooking the coast just north of the town of Jenner where the Russian River meets the ocean.
The acquisition of this open, wild area earlier this year is due to the work of the Sonoma Land Trust, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, and Wildlands Conservancy.
Saturday, August 21st, guides will lead the 4-mile hike up through open and wooded areas, gaining an 800 foot elevation.
This is for experienced and hardy hikers only, as the trail is steep and some parts of it are rocky and rough.
Views, if there is no fog, are guaranteed to be spectacular. Sturdy hiking boots and layers of clothing are needed, as well as water and food for the day. The hike ends at 3:30pm.
This Ecoadventure hike, part of the programs run by the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, is free to the public, but pre-registration is required.
Three miles north of Jenner on Highway One, the parking lot for Russian Gulch State Park is the meeting point at 10:00am.
A brief talk about the Headlands property will be given, followed by participants signing required liability forms. Carpools will then be formed to drive up to the starting point for the hike.
There is a restroom midway through the hike, but there are no facilities open at the Russian Gulch parking lot.
Dogs and smoking are not allowed.