A limited number of spots remain to take advantage of a unique opportunity to see remote stretches of Sonoma Raceway's 1,600-acre property, May 13.  Sonoma locals and hike enthusiasts alike are invited to witness views of the raceway's hidden property though guided hikes followed by a picnic lunch this Saturday. The hike will raise money to support rehabilitation of the Sonoma 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. Hikes will be guided by Sonoma Overlook Trail docents and Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway's president and general manager. This part of the 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.

There are only a few spots left to sign up, so early registration is highly encouraged and costs $50 per person, non-refundable and tax-deductible. The cost includes the docent-led hike, 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. 

Secure your spot now! To register, go to: www.overlookmontini.org. For more information, contact Jeni Nichols, [email protected], 707-738-3791 or Joanna Kemper, 415-225-8813.