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Fourth of July Fireworks Hike 6:45 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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[...]
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ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series 8:00 am
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Please Join us for an 8-week INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Leaders will have group discussions about[...]
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council 9:00 am
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sonoma County Trails Council volunteer trail work day at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. From 9am to about 1pm. We will provide parking passes, tools and Clif bars with beverages and snacks afterwards. Bring gloves, a hat and water[...]
Creekside Health Hike 10:00 am
Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Welcome to Sugarloaf! Join us for a 1.1-mile (with optional .5-mile route extension mid-hike) nature hike along the Sonoma Creek. On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals, and aquatic life[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon (see schedule at left). Daytime Solar: Solar telescopes are set up so[...]
RFO Public Star Party 8:00 pm
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 12:00 am
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon. Star Parties: Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Work 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[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (summer) 8:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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[...]
Yoga Hike 9:30 am
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting. For[...]
Creekside Nature Hike 10:00 am
Creekside Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 14 @ 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’[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon (see schedule at left). Daytime Solar: Solar telescopes are set up so[...]
RFO Public Star Party 8:00 pm
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 12:00 am
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon. Star Parties: Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (summer) 8:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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[...]
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Sugarloaf Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Volunteer Training @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park - Observatory
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Volunteer Training @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park - Observatory
Whatever your talents or interests, we have volunteer opportunities for you.  Initial training is provided and periodic docent enrichment events feature speakers who provide more insight into specific aspects of park history or ecology. You can:[...]
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk 10:00 am
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk Vengan todos para una caminata por 1.4 millas de la naturaleza a lado de Sonoma Creek cada tercer sábado del mes. El líder de la caminata[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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[...]
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Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf 7:00 pm
Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This moderate to strenuous level hiking route will begin at the white barn and head through Meadow and Vista trail[...]
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ParkRx – Forest Therapy 9:30 am
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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[...]
Creekside Nature Hike 10:00 am
Creekside Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 28 @ 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’[...]
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Sugarloaf Volunteer Training @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park - Observatory
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Whatever your talents or interests, we have volunteer opportunities for you.  Initial training is provided and periodic docent enrichment events feature speakers who provide more insight into specific aspects of park history or ecology.


You can:
– Work as a docent Visitor Center (high need)
– Work in the park entrance kiosk (high need)
– Lead fitness or nature hikes
– Assist with trail and park maintenance projects
– Assist with Special Events and parking
No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and the desire to share that knowledge with our visitors.  We ask for 4 hours per month of volunteer service. Volunteers will earn annual day use park passes.

Join us!  Together we can help make the parks thrive and provide great experiences for park visitors.

To learn more contact
Susan St. Marie
Director, Program and Volunteer Management

Jack London and Sugarloaf Ridge State Parks
sstmarie@jacklondonpark.com
707-938-4827

Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk

Vengan todos para una caminata por 1.4 millas de la naturaleza a lado de Sonoma Creek cada tercer sábado del mes. El líder de la caminata le enseñará sobre las plantas, los animales, y la vida acuática de Sonoma Creek. La caminata comenzará en el Centro de Visitantes. La caminata es gratis. Hay cargos de estacionamiento de ocho dólares. [Caminata por la naturaleza de Sesame Street aquí.]

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Nature Walk

Join us for a 1.4-mile nature hike along the Sonoma Creek every third Saturday of the month. 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.

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Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 26 @ 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

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Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This moderate to strenuous level hiking route will begin at the white barn and head through Meadow and Vista trail where we will see the moon rise over the Mayacamas and the sun set over Sonoma Valley before coming down Lower Bald Mountain trail and completing the loop. It covers 4.5 miles and 700 ft of elevation gain.

Tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3562103

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ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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.

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ParkRx – BEGINNING Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Please Join us for an 8-week BEGINNING Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Before the first hike, the leader will discuss proper shoes, hydration, incorporating hiking poles, proper pacing, etc. The group’s final hike aims for the picnic table past neptune on Sugarloaf’s Planet Walk, where hikers can enjoy the beautiful vistas.

The Hiking series costs $80, or free (including free parking on Sugarloaf hikes) for hikers with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider. For more information on ParkRx please visit https://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/

1) Sat 8/4–White Barn to Uranus, 2.2 miles, 80 feet
2) Sat 8/11–Spring Lake from Shady Oaks parking lot via Bay Area Ridge Trail, horse trail. 3.2, ca 150 elevation
3) Sat 8/18–Meadow Hillside Loop starting, ending at campground, 3 miles, 250 ft
4) Sat 8/25–Spring Lake / Lake Ralphine loop 4.3 miles 250 starting at Cobblestone parking lot
5) Sat 9/1–Stern Pony Gate and Canyon, Stern Road 3 miles, 500 ft
6) Sat 9/8–Vista Trail loop, 3.6 miles 700 ft
7) Sat 9/15–Community Gardens to East West Café and back, loop 6.5 miles, minimal elevation
8) Sat 9/22–Neptune Picnic Table, 4.3 miles 640 ft

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3526161

 

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Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sonoma County Trails Council volunteer trail work day at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. From 9am to about 1pm. We will provide parking passes, tools and Clif bars with beverages and snacks afterwards.

Bring gloves, a hat and water that you can take with you while working, and wear long pants, boots or hiking shoes and sunscreen. No experience necessary – we have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all strengths and sizes of volunteers.

In order to make sure we have enough tools and after-work beverages reply to trailscouncil@sonic.net if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to Sugarloaf! Join us for a 1.1-mile (with optional .5-mile route extension mid-hike) nature hike along the Sonoma Creek. On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals, and aquatic life of Sonoma Creek. This walk is a Healthy Parks Healthy People hike – which connects residents with the health benefits of public parks and open spaces. Bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. Free hike and free parking for HPHP First Saturday Sugarloaf hikes. The hike starts at the visitors’ center.

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Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Work 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