SONOMA, Calif. (May 2, 2017) - Sonoma Overlook Trail Stewards will host hikes and a picnic lunch at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, May 13, to help raise money for a rehabilitation project on Overlook Trail.

 Participants can choose a three- or five-mile guided hike through the splendid hills and grasslands of the raceway's extensive open space to the west of the main facility. Hikes will be guided by docents and Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway's president and general manager. This property, offering 360-degree views and bayland vistas, is not usually accessible to the public. 

 The walking is easy and suitable for all ages. An exceptionally wet winter is producing a spectacular wildflower season, and it's also an opportunity to see the "wooly weeders" and their spring lambs in action.

 Registration is capped at 125 participants and cost is $50 per person, non-refundable and tax-deductible. The cost covers docent-led hikes, a picnic lunch catered by Levy Restaurants, Bedrock wines and non-alcoholic beverages. The event is slated from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 Proceeds will go to a rehabilitation and restoration project that is being undertaken by Sonoma Overlook Trail Stewards, an all-volunteer group that monitors and performs maintenance on Overlook Trail.  

 Early registration is advised as a similar event sold out last year. To register, go For more information, contact Jeni Nichols, [email protected] or 707-738-3791.