An amazing natural haven of 3,900 acres in Kenwood, California, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is located northeast of Kenwood in the Mayacamas Mountains between the Sonoma and Napa valleys.
A favorite park for families, Sugarloaf boasts a variety of activities with stunning vistas and amazing scenery. Key features of the park include:
- Best views overlooking the North Bay with vistas to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Mt. St Helena and the Sierras on clear days!
- Year-round campground with 47 sites, each with a table and fire ring. Bathrooms have hot showers and separate group camping!
- Over 25 miles of hiking trails. From an easy 1-mile nature trail to a challenging 8.2-mile loop over Bald Mountain.
- Spectacular wildflower displays in the early to late spring and early summer.
- Robert Ferguson Observatory, which houses a 40″ telescope and offers public viewings throughout the year. It’s the largest observatory dedicated solely to public viewing and education.
- Great mountain biking and horseback riding accessible trails.
- Headwaters to Sonoma Creek, Sugarloaf boasts a 25-foot waterfall after the winter rains.
- Visitor Center with park historic information and a gift shop.
- Diverse beauty – Sugarloaf runs through gorge and canyon, across the meadow floor, beneath scenic rock outcroppings, and is surrounded at times by redwoods and ferns.
- Wildlife spotting – deer, gray foxes, the occasional bobcat and coyote can be seen in the park.