Sonoma Sun Event Calendar

Hike with Dave & Bill Hood House

Saturday April 10th - 9:45am

Join “Dave & Bill Hikes” on Saturday, April 10, for a hike at the McCormick addition to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The entrance to McCormick is through Hood Mountain Regional Park, located at the end of Los Alamos Road, off of Highway 12. Meet at 9:45 a.m. for a prompt 10 a.m. departure, at the second gate of the access road. This 11-mile strenuous hike requires climbing a total of 2,300 feet in elevation and will last approximately 6 hours. We will visit “Grandmother Oak,” the largest Coast Live Oak in Sonoma County. The wildflowers are in bloom. Plan to wear layered clothing, and bring a lunch and ample liquids. We hike rain or shine, and don’t forget there is a vehicle charge to enter the park.

We encourage you to carpool if possible. Anyone wishing to carpool can meet at the St. Francis (Safeway) shopping center in Santa Rosa for a prompt 9:15 a.m. departure. The meeting place is in the corner of the parking lot nearest the Calistoga Road and Highway 12 intersection. This is a “leaderless” carpool meeting place, i.e. it’s up to those who are there to organize the carpool.

Please call Dave at 539-8847 or Bill at 833-6288 for further information, or you can access the “Dave & Bill Hikes” web page directly at

“Dave & Bill Hikes” are sponsored by Sonoma County Regional Parks, California State Parks, and Valley of the Moon Natural History Association.