Sonoma Valley hiking trip in California. This self-guided 5 day inn to inn US hike is for serious hikers who want Wine Country luxury and pampering.
The 5 day inn to inn US hike is set in Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon, which includes the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood. The area is known for its 5 star inns, fresh California cuisine, and superb wineries. Three state and regional parks ring the area, including Jack London State Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. With wine tastings every day, you will get to experience vineyard tours, cave tastings, and mountaintop tastings. We will be happy to discount your trek if you prefer no wine tastings.
The Sonoma Valley hiking trip in California includes 3 days of hiking 8 to 9 miles (13 to 15 km) in state and regional parks, with a special wine tasting experience at the end of every hike. Your lodging is 5 star every night!
This self-guided trek is a complete vacation package that brings together fabulous hiking, lodging, food, and wine, allowing you to “Experience Luxury on Foot”. It is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes the Wine Country of Napa and Sonoma. Premiere lodging, breakfasts and lunches, wine tasting, and logistics are included in your trek. Uniquely designed in the European style of hiking village to village, most of the trek is accomplished on foot with very few transfers necessary.
The Sonoma Valley hiking trip in California is self-guided, meaning that you travel with your own family or friends, not with a tour of strangers. We provide you with a complete itinerary, including custom maps and detailed trail notes, and arrange all meals and lodging for you. You have the confidence of knowing that everything is taken care of and the freedom to manage your own time. Our in-depth local knowledge makes our maps and trail notes invaluable assets on your trek. Our custom maps chart your course on well marked trails that accommodate all levels of hikers.
We arrange luggage transport between inns and provide a packed lunch for the trail. This allows you to enjoy each day of your 5 day inn to inn US hike with just a simple day pack for your Trail Guide and lunch. At a leisurely pace the daily hikes can be completed in 5 to 7 hours.
Plan for 5 day inn to inn US hike
Day 1: Kenwood
Arrive in Kenwood and check into your hotel, a luxury inn and spa with a world class reputation. Plan on arriving by 1 p.m. and walk to a world class estate winery where they produce and make wines only from their vast estate. Enjoy learning about the estate as you are taken to their mountaintop terrace to sip excellent wines overlooking a stunning view of their vineyards and the Valley of the Moon. You then walk a short distance back to the inn to relax before dinner. Dinner is at a wonderful restaurant within walking distance of your inn.
Hiking today: No hikes planned for your first day of this Sonoma Valley hiking trip in California.
Day 2: Kenwood: Hood Mountain Regional Park
Today is a gorgeous and challenging hike in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Hood Mountain Regional Park. After a short transport, you will hike up to the top of a 2700 foot mountain and enjoy your picnic lunch on a rock outcropping overlooking one of the best views in the wine country. After meandering down the mountain you will finish your trek with a wonderful wine tasting experience at one of California’s premier wineries. After your tasting you will be transferred back to your lodging to relax before another wonderful wine country dinner.
Hiking today: 8 miles (13 km) with 2100 feet (640 m) elevation gain and 2300 feet (700 m) elevation loss.
Day 3: Glen Ellen: North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park
Today you will be transported to North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park to hike among the oak, chaparral, and redwoods. After a picnic lunch in the park, you will finish your hike at another fabulous wine country inn and spa. After resting, walk to a local tasting room for a special salon tasting. Dinner tonight will be at one of the wonderful local restaurants within walking distance of your lodging.
Hiking today: 9 miles (13 km) with 1200 feet (365 m) elevation gain and 1900 feet (580 m) elevation loss.
Day 4: Glen Ellen: Jack London State Park
Continue your trek with a hike through Jack London State Park with its ancient redwood trees and meandering creeks. You will visit the “Grandmother Tree”, an 1,800+ year old redwood tree. You can also visit the author’s home, as well as a museum established by his wife. After a hike through the park, finish your day with a special tour and tasting at a vineyard estate and winery. Return to your inn, where you can relax by the pool or enjoy a spa treatment. Dinner tonight will again be at one of the wonderful local restaurants within walking distance of your lodging.
Hiking today: 8 miles (13 km) with 900 feet (270 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 5: Trek Conclusion
Your Sonoma Valley hiking trip in California comes to an end.