Winter Treasures: Salamanders, Lichen, Mosses, and A Waterfall at Sugarloaf
Winter is newt breeding season! Join us Sugarloaf State Park naturalists on a guided walk through the sublime beauty of sage green lichen on burgundy Manzanita bark and moss bedecked oaks down to the 25-foot dramatic plunge of Sonoma Creek. Beginning at the Visitor Center, the walk will follow Pony Gate Trail’s grassy slope, into mixed evergreen forest, along Canyon Trail’s shady riparian corridor (with the promise of Pacific Giant Salamanders) to the waterfall. The return takes hikers back uphill, across Adobe Canyon Road to the now familiar Pony Gate trail. For tickets and more information, visit https://sugarloafridgestatepark.simpletix.com/.