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Sonoma County Regional Parks &
Open Space District

Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

July 12-14, 2019

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Project Background

Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, offers nearly 8 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, the park includes canyons, meadows, grasslands, ridges, seasonal creeks, and a pond.

Trail Description

 We will improve trail sections that were subject to damage and narrowing during last year’s heavy rains.  We will add drainage, including rock armoring multiple crossings, install drain dips and log erosion barriers and widen sections narrowed by slough.  You will also see how oak forests can remarkably survive and rebound from the fires that swept the area two years ago. 

Level of Effort

Hiking: moderate
Manual Labor: mixed

Center Camp

Volunteers will have the opportunity to camp Friday and Saturday nights in the Shiloh Ranch picnic area at the entrance to the park. Picnic tables and restrooms are located there among the spreading oaks, horse shoe pits and bocce courts at the park entrance a short walk from the work areas. The trail work area is a bit over a mile from Center Camp.  Most volunteers will walk to the work location; limited shuttle service will be available as well.  All tools will be pre staged at the work site.

Carpooling, Parking

We have set up a MeetUp group to enable carpooling for this project, so if you can provide a ride or if you need one, comment at

Parking will be in the gravel equestrian parking lot to the right after you enter Shiloh Ranch Regional Park from 5750 Faught Road, Windsor.

Driving Directions

GPS address: 5750 Faught Road, Windsor, CA 95403

Take exit  496 from US-101 for Shiloh Rd. Head East (turn right if coming on 101 N) on Shiloh Rd till it dead ends. Turn right onto Faught Rd, then almost immediately left into the park.  Parking is in the equestrian gravel parking lot to the right.

Preliminary Schedule

5:00pm - Registration and camping opens.


7:00-9:00am - Gear/passenger shuttles run from parking area to camp area
7:00am - Registration, light breakfast, and lunch prep begin.
8:00am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
12:30pm - Break for lunch on trail.
3:30pm - Head back to camp.
4:00pm - Drinks, appetizers and socializing. Showers available.
5:30pm - Dinner and entertainment.

7:00-9:00am - Gear/passenger shuttles run from parking area to camp area
7:00am - Registration, hot breakfast, and lunch prep.
8:00am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
11:30am - Break for lunch on trail.
1:30pm - Head back to camp to pack gear and truck.

What to bring and wear
For your safety and protection from hazards, please be prepared with the following items:

  • 2 water bottles, sun hat, and sunscreen. You will NOT be allowed on the trail without a water container.
  • Plates, utensils, coffee mug and a cup.
  • Work Gloves (if you do not have work gloves V-O-Cal can provide a pair to use).
  • Sturdy shoes or boots with tread. Working in sandals or open-toed shoes will not be permitted.
  • Day pack to carry water and lunch.
  • Sunglasses. Insect repellent, allergy medicine, etc.
  • A change of clothes for each work day and for lounging at camp to minimize the spread of poison oak.
  • IF CAMPING: bring a tent, sleeping bag, folding chair, flashlight, and other camping gear. A coffee mug is also necessary. Also bring a change of clothes.

V-O-Cal provides all meals for volunteers from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. Vegetarian options are available for all meals.

  • Please bring your own reusable plates, coffee mug, cups and utensils. To minimize waste from our projects, we ask that you bring your own dishes. Hot water and soap are provided.
  • A continental breakfast is served Saturday morning.
  • Lunch is prepared before hitting the trails. You break for lunch on the trail around 12:30.
  • Please arrive at camp by 7:40am to register, eat breakfast and prepare your lunch.
  • Appetizers and beverages will be available at 4pm after the work day on Saturday. Dinner will follow at 6:15pm.
  • Hot breakfast is served Sunday.
  • Hazards
    HYDRATION/SUN EXPOSURE: The work site is exposed and it may be HOT. Wear a sun hat! Please drink plenty of water throughout the work day. If you feel tired or weak, let your crew leader know and take a break.
    POISON OAK: There is a risk of exposure to poison oak at at the work site. Have your crew leader point some out to you if you don't know what it looks like. Clean with Tecnu after the workday and be cautious when handling your dirty clothes.
    SNAKES: Snakes are present on the property. Use caution when walking the trails and when picking items up off the ground.
    TICKS: Ticks are always a hazard so it is important to check during and after the project.
    SHARP TOOLS: Please listen to your crew leaders tool safety talk and observe proper tool use throughout the day.

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