The Montini Open Space Preserve is covered with oak woodland, large rock outcroppings (including an historical rock quarry), and open grassland. The trails offer beautiful views of Sonoma Valley, San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Protecting the Montini property has helped to maintain the historic character of this ranch that has existed since the time of General Vallejo.
Sonoma Overlook Trail offers a pleasant 3 mile hike with views of the Sonoma Valley. The trailhead is at the entrance to the Mountain Cemetery, just a few blocks north of the Sonoma Plaza.
This is a beautiful hike. Watch for rattle snakes and, unfortunately, no dogs are allowed!