Sonoma Raceway is preparing to host the fifth annual Sonoma Overlook Trail hike at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m.- noon.

This outdoor and active fundraiser is designed to support ongoing Overlook Trail maintenance and allow Northern Californian residents the opportunity to take on a 360-degree view of the 1,600-acre property. The hike has become a popular annual event among residents. The event sold out for three years straight before the pandemic.

Registered participants will start the day on the Redwood Deck overlooking the raceway and Sonoma Valley while enjoying donuts and coffee. Sonoma Raceway and Overlook Trail representatives will provide an introduction before allowing participants to embark on a three or five-mile self-guided hike through the hills and grasslands of the raceway's vast open space west of the main facility. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Redwood Deck following the hike's conclusion.

Proceeds from the hike will support the Sonoma Overlook Trail Maintenance, Restoration, Recreation, and Education Programs run by the Sonoma Overlook Trail Stewards. This all-volunteer group monitors and performs maintenance on the Overlook Trail. In addition, the project has helped rebuild badly-eroded steps, corrected climbing turns, and alleviated general gradient and erosion issues along almost two miles of trail.

For more information on Sonoma Overlook and Montini Preserve Trails, visit Event registration can be done HERE or by contacting Connie Bolduc at [email protected] or 707-953-1498.