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News: 09/01/2020

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park events



Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is open. Park visitors must comply with social distancing, hygiene, and face-covering requirements, such as:

  • Stay at least six feet from others who are not part of your household.
  • Carry a face covering at all times. Coverings must be worn outdoors when you cannot stay six feet from others, such as when passing others on a trail.
  • Do not use drinking fountains. Bring your own water.
  • Do not use group facilities.
Sugarloaf has resumed small, 12-person, socially-distanced events. If you have any questions, contact Alma Shaw at 833-5712, or go to www.sugarloafpark.org.

Full Moon Hike

Sept. 1, 5:30-10 p.m.

Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This hike has two routes and heads up either to Bald Mountain or to the viewpoint on the Vista Trail, where you will see the moon rise over the Mayacamas and the sun set over Sonoma Valley.

The Bald Mountain route starts at 5:30 p.m. and meets at the group camp. It is strenuous and will cover 6.5 miles with over 1,500 feet of vertical, with some steep sections.

The Vista Trail route is a moderate-to-strenuous 4-mile hike with 700 feet of elevation. It begins at 6 p.m. from the White Barn.

Be at the meeting location at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the hike for a prompt departure. Bring your mask, water, snacks, and extra layers for the evening. Parking fees and social distancing apply.

Creekside Nature Hike

Sept. 5 and Sept. 12, 9:30-11 a.m.

Come on 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. The first hike starts at 9:30 a.m., second starts at 11 a.m. Sign up at the Visitor Center or RSVP to alma@sonomaecologycenter.org. Limited to 12 participants.

Sugarloaf Trail Crew

Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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 carry hands-free; i.e., bring a backpack. Wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Poison oak is present, so long sleeves are suggested.

There will be tools provided and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Also provided will be food and beverages.


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