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

ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 23 @ 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


Creekside Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a 1.4-mile nature hike along the Sonoma Creek. On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals, and aquatic life of Sonoma Creek. The hike starts at the visitors’ center. No fee, but parking charges apply.

Sugarloaf’s First Inhabitants: the Wappo @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Wappo Indian village of Wilikos was located at the headwaters of Sonoma Creek before the first Spanish settlers came to California. Join Sugarloaf historian, Larry Maniscalco, on a history hike about its early residents. Their homes were dome-shaped huts surrounding a sweat house in the center of the village, and they subsisted primarily on acorns and game. This 2-mile, moderate hike with a 250 ft elevation will take the Hillside / Meadow loop. Meet at the white barn. The hike is $5 for adults, free for students, Sugarloaf members, volunteers, and those under 18.

Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This strenuous hike begins at the white barn, and heads up to Bald mountain, where we will see the moon rise over the Mayacamas and the sun set over Sonoma Valley. This strenuous hike will cover 6.5 miles with 1500 ft. elevation gain–including some steep sections. Bring water, snacks, and extra layers—it will likely be cool and windy at the summit!

Tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3457331

Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 28 @ 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

Creekside Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a 1.4-mile nature hike along the Sonoma Creek. On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals, and aquatic life of Sonoma Creek. The hike starts at the visitors’ center. No fee, but parking charges apply.

Fourth of July Fireworks Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Join “Bill & Dave Hikes” and Team Sugarloaf for your chance to view as many as 18 different fireworks displays!

We climb the tallest mountain in Sonoma Valley—Bald Mountain—for a spectacular evening vantage point. This strenuous hike covers 6.5 miles with 1500 ft. elevation gain—including some steep sections.

Upon arrival at the top, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous mountaintop reception. We’ll serve hearty snacks and sweets, lemonade, libation, and water. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the sunset and then beautiful sights of fireworks display that span the Bay Area—from Windsor in the north, Berkeley, and Oakland in the east, San Francisco to the south, with possible views of the south bay.

Space is limited and we expect to sell out. Reserve your space now!

Price per ticket is $50, and 100% of proceeds support Team Sugarloaf’s operations of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

Kids 12-17 are $10. Not recommended for children under 12.

The hike is approximately 6.5 miles round trip. Expect approx. 1.5 hours hiking time each way.

Please arrive at the group campsite (near the Observatory) NO LATER THAN 6:45 PM. Hike begins promptly at 7 pm in order to assure our arrival at the top before dark.

* Drinking water for the hike up. We’ll have plenty to drink at the top
* Headlamp or flashlight
* Binoculars, optional
* Blanket and warm clothes (it is often cold on top!)

WHAT TO WEAR: Proper attire with sturdy hiking or trail shoes and layered clothing is a must. It will may be cool and windy at the top. Please be prepared with an extra layer.

We will return to the parking lot at approximately 11 pm.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3453621

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Camping at Sugarloaf

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.

Robert Ferguson Observatory

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

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.