Hiking Galore

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

Stunning Beauty

Adventure and exploration the entire family will love

Headwaters to Sonoma Creek

Enjoy a 25-foot waterfall flows after the winter rains!

Stay and Explore

Forty Seven campsites plus there is group camping available too

Upcoming Events

Apr
8
Sat
Sugar-Hood Shuttle @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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.
The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.
Suggested donation of $10
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2894210.

RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

-Solar Observing:  Time: 11AM – 3PM.  Come and view our closest star and learn about sunspots, prominences, flares and more. We observe with both visible light and radio telescopes.  No Charge.
For more info please visit Robert Ferguson Observatory Website: http://www.rfo.org/.

RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 12:00 am

-Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom throughout the course of the evening. Starting at dusk, the Observatory’s three main telescopes are open for your viewing. Docents set up additional telescopes in front of the building. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions.
For more info please visit Robert Ferguson Observatory Website: http://www.rfo.org/.

Apr
9
Sun
Sugar-Hood Shuttle @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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.
The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.
Suggested donation of $10
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2894210.

Habitat Hike: Meadow/ Serpentine @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join our Docent Naturalist Michael Sheffield for a leisurely exploration of the flora and fauna along the Meadow Trail.   This is the second installment of our habitat hikes, with Wildflowers, Serpentine and Riparian Stream habitat and land forms will be featured. Hike cost $10 with parking fees still applying.
Purchase tickets here:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2912020
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2912020.

Apr
13
Thu
Trail Clearing & Construction Day @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us keep our trails clear of brush and free of mud and rocks and assiste with construction and maintenance projects such as painting and building repair.  Meet at the White Barn at 9:00.   Tools provided, no experience needed.  And lunch included!
Volunteers like you make the difference at Sugarloaf.
To RSVP and if you have questions email john@sonomaecologycenter.org

Apr
15
Sat
History Hike: Homestead and Ranches @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come to the park for the first of our four History Hikes. Before it became a state park, the area that is now Sugarloaf was inhabited by a large number of small farms and ranches, most of which were grants of public land made under the Homestead Act. Join park history docent, Larry Maniscalco, for a short hike along Hillside and Meadow trails with stops along the way to learn about these homesteads and ranches, with particular emphasis on the Hurd family’s Bear Creek Ranch. Meet at the White Barn (upper parking area) at 10:00 a.m. Bring a lunch and explore other parts of the park following the history hike.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2869553
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2869553.

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Camping at Sugarloaf

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

Stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory

Completely dedicated to public viewing and education, the Robert Ferguson Observatory is the largest in the western United States and it’s right here at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

School Programs

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