Sugarloaf is open for day use!
At first sight, a blackened landscape looks badly damaged, but look closely. Trees and shrubs are already vigorously resprouting from roots, stems, and canopies! Native grasses, bulbs, and flowers thrive in a burned landscape. Occasional wildfire is ecologically beneficial to wildlands—especially a lower intensity fire (black ash). Even hot fires (white ash) don’t kill fire-adapted species such as those in chaparral.
The wildlands & wildlife need our help during recovery:
- Post-fire soil, before the plants regrow, is especially fragile and can be damaged by human footsteps.
- Wildlife has fewer places to hide.
Thanks for your patience! The wildfires temporarily altered park hours, trails & rules:
- No camping until 2/15/2018. Make reservations here: ReserveCalifornia.com
- Open hours: 8am – 6pm
- No horses allowed (until further notice).
- Bikes allowed only on 2 Trails: Stern Road, and Bald Mountain Road
- Park subject to weather closures.
TRAILS OPEN TO PEDESTRIANS
- Canyon Trail
- Pony Gate Trail
- Creekside Nature Trail
- Stern Trail (Road) – BIKES OK
- Bald Mountain Trail (Road) – BIKES OK
- Lower Bald Mountain Trail
- Hillside Trail
- Meadow Trail
- Gray Pine Trail
- High Ridge Trail
CLOSED TRAILS (as of 2/1/2018):
- Goodspeed Trail
- Brushy Peaks Trail
- Vista Trail
- Headwaters Trail
- Red Mountain Trail
- Stern Road beyond “no trespassing” sign.
Sugarloaf needs your help to mend trails and replace burned structures. Learn more about our new membership program and how your donation can help restore the park to full operation.