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Enjoy over 25 miles of trails for every level of hiking ability

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Adventure and exploration the entire family will love

Headwaters to Sonoma Creek

Enjoy a stunning waterfall which flows 25 ft. high after winter rains!

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We offer 47 family-sized campsites! Group camping available as well.
Oct
20
Sat
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (spring & fall) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf to Hood Mountain or vice versa?  Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle.

How it works
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Road Parking Lot.  Make a reservation and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back.   Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your adventure.

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

The hike should take 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

Map: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shuttle_Sugarloaf_HoodMtn_Map.pdf

The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.

Suggested donation of $10. Register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364759

Caminata de la Recuperación de los Incendios / Spanish language Fire Recovery Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Acompáñenos para una caminata para visitar lugares naturales que se quemaron en los incendios del año pasado. ¿Cómo han respondido estos lugares despúes de un año? ¿Cuáles son los efectos del incendios en nuestros ecosistemas locales? ¿Qué hemos aprendido un año después? Caminaremos 2-3 millas de media dificultud. Se sugiere que traigan calzados comodos. RSVP requerido. No hay cobro por la caminata. Se aplican tarifas de estacionamiento. Encuentro en el lote principal.

Si tiene alguna pregunta contacta Alana Fichman a 707-996-0712 x115.

Este evento es bilingüe.

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Fire Recovery Walk

Join us to revisit beautiful and fascinating places that burned in last years fires. How have these wild places responded? What are the effects of fire on our local ecosystems? What have we learned about how to live with fire, one year later? We will walk 2-3 miles; please wear sturdy footwear. RSVP required. No charge for the hike, but parking fees apply. Meet at the main lot.

If you have any questions contact Alana Fichman 707-996-0712 x115.

This event is bilingual.

Honoring an Ancient Maple, Witnessing a park reborn @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a very special FREE fall event where we will pay homage to one of Sonoma County’s most impressive trees, as it enters its final stages of life. As we walk, we’ll witness the park’s rebounding flora.

We will start with an easy one-mile walk along meadow trail to the Heritage Maple at Sonoma Creek. Along the way, park naturalists will discuss the various ways plants are recovering from last years fires.

We will gather by the Heritage Maple at the meadow bridge. This mighty tree, thought to have been one of the areas largest big leaf maples during its prime, has reached its twilight years, and the fires wrought additional damage. This tree holds a special place in the heart of many area residents. Two of them, Breck Parkman, Retired Senior State of California Archaeologist and longtime Sugarloaf resident, and valley resident and poet, Michael Sheffield, will tell tales of the tree and the park during its life.

After the ceremony, we will hike back to the group camp to enjoy light refreshments. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Please join us for this special event, in an amazing place, honoring a unique tree with your friends.

This special event is by reservation only. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3619298

Proceeds support Team Sugarloaf’s operation and maintenance of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

TICKETS: Free (parking fees apply).

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ABOUT SUGARLOAF RIDGE STATE PARK / TEAM SUGARLOAF:

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park was among the 70 state parks slated for closure on July 1, 2012. Thanks to Team Sugarloaf, a collaboration of five partner organizations led by Sonoma Ecology Center, the park and all park services including hiking, picnicking, camping and the Robert Ferguson Observatory are open and accessible to the public.

Dedicated volunteers from Valley of the Moon Observatory, Valley of the Moon Natural History Association, United Camps Conferences and Retreats, Sonoma County Trails Council and Sonoma Ecology Center comprise Team Sugarloaf, which will operate and maintain Sugarloaf Ridge for the next five years ensuring public access to its trails, campgrounds and incredible vistas. Our partners at State Parks support the park with natural resource and cultural resource management.

Operation of the park is made possible by the generous support of our community.

To support Team Sugarloaf and its operation of Sugarloaf Ridge, please visit: https://www.sugarloafpark.org/support-sugarloaf/give-a-gift/

For more information and to reserve tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3619298

 

Oct
21
Sun
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (spring & fall) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf to Hood Mountain or vice versa?  Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle.

How it works
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Road Parking Lot.  Make a reservation and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back.   Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your adventure.

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

The hike should take 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

Map: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shuttle_Sugarloaf_HoodMtn_Map.pdf

The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.

Suggested donation of $10. Register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364759

Oct
25
Thu
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Tasks includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Poison oak is present, so long sleeves are suggested. We have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools, food and beverages. If you are a current State Parks volunteer, signup in vicnet. If you are an SEC volunteer, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aaca62ca3ff2-sugarloaf1

Oct
27
Sat
SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or vice versa?

Catch a ride on the SugarShuttle!

The SugarShuttle is heading to…
N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park Jack London State Historic Park

HOW IT WORKS
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either North Sonoma Mountain (on the hour) or Jack London State Park upper lot (on the half hour). Make a reservation, and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way—no worries about how long you take to finish your hike.

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Pick-ups at North Sonoma Mountain Park.

——ON THE HALF-HOUR——
Pick-ups at Jack London State Historic Park.

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

This 9-mile one-way hike should take 4 to 5 hours. This is why we recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other so you’re not having to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. The hike includes nearly 2,000 feet of climbing, so bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water.
Map here. http://ridgetrail.outerspatial.com/applications/12/embed#14/38.3443/-122.5625

Suggested donation: $10 / rider.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks and Jack  London Park Partners.

 

ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being.

Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities of this walking practice. Shinrin yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented Health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program the 4th Saturday of each month (http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/events/). These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.

Tickets $20 or free with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click Doctor’s Info here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327719

 

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You can enjoy camping year-round at Sugarloaf with 47 family-friendly, alcohol-free camping spaces nestled in a large meadow and bordered by a year-round stream and a hillside forest.

Robert Ferguson Observatory

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Sugarloaf offers a wide range of educational opportunities for classes of all ages! Featuring 25 miles of trails, year-round camping, a seasonal waterfall, one of the highest peaks in Sonoma County, and the headwaters to Sonoma Creek!