Sonoma Ridge Trail Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glen Ellen, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Overall the hike was wonderful.
Next time, I would hike the loop clockwise. We completed the hike counter clockwise causing the steeper elevation difference in the decent versus the assent. It was tough going down hill.
Also, although high enough in elevation to have the view, the surrounding trees and vegetation hindered the view.
The weather was delightful and the canopy of the trees keep things shaded and cool.
The loop wound up being 10.3 versus 8.3 miles, so take into consideration.
Well groomed trails.
Took mountain trail to Sonoma ridge all the way out and came back Coon Trap trail. It had some nice views, was in the shade but long- 11+ mile loop.
Beautiful views! Moderate is correct. We started at the North Sonoma Mountain trail head and walked all the way into Glen Ellen for lunch. We set up a shuttle back to the trail head. Second time on this trail and I plan on more. Start early it gets hot!