Sonoma’s Overlook Trail reopens after restoration work

Posted on April 16, 2022 by Sonoma Valley Sun

A portion of Sonoma’s Overlook Trail is back open after a three-week repair job.

During the restoration, three sections of the Lower Trail between the junction with the Rattlesnake cut-off and the junction with the Toyon spur were rebuilt and resurfaced, and stairs added.

Main access to the three-mile loop is from 1st St. West/Norbomm Road at the entrance to Mountain Cemetery. The upper trailhead takes off from Toyon Road within the cemetery.

Work was funded by a generous donation from the volunteer Sonoma Overlook Trail stewards and the City of Sonoma parks funds.  The rehabilitation was constructed by youth work crews with the American Conservation Experience. ACE is familiar with the trail as they performed extensive rehabilitation on other parts of it in 2018.

The City of Sonoma thanks the ACE crew and the Sonoma Overlook Trail stewards for their work on this project. Special appreciation to Bill Wilson who volunteered his time tirelessly to help design the project and procure the materials necessary for success, and Fred Allebach who supervised the construction and inspired the crew.

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