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 stunning waterfall which flows 25 ft. high after winter rains!

Stay and Explore

We offer 47 family-sized campsites! Group camping available as well.

PARK UNDER "SOFT OPENING" AS OF MAY 15

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Open 

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  

Sonoma County’s public health officer has ordered expanded access to parks beginning May 13, 2020. The new health order allows residents to drive to inland parks and provides more options for outdoor exercise while sheltering at home.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is now open for day-use parking. The restrooms are open and are being disinfected 3-4 times per day.

The visitors center, picnic area, and the campground remain closed.

These restrictions are ordered to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission in the community, prevent unsafe crowding in parks, and support the shelter-in-place mandate.

Please visit the park earlier or later in the day.  You will ensure a space to park and see more animals that way.  

To reduce interactions at our park, please purchase your day pass or annual pass online before you arrive.

 

PURCHASE ENTRY PASS

Download maps ahead of time as well.

MAPS

Social Distancing and Face Covering Information

Park visitors must comply with social distancing, hygiene, and face-covering requirements:

  • Stay at least 6 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 6 feet from others, such as when passing others on a trail.
  • Do not visit a park if you have any symptoms of Covid-19: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, unusual headaches, severe fatigue, chills, gastrointestinal symptoms, and lost sense of smell or taste.
  • Do not use group facilities.
  • Do not use drinking fountains. Bring your own water.
  • Pack out your litter to reduce the amount of trash parks staff and visitors may come into contact with. 
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue and pack out your tissue for disposal at home.

Parking

When parking, please observe social distancing protocols. If the park becomes too crowded, we may temporarily close access. Please come early or later in the day if you want to be sure of entry.

Event and Program Cancellations

In-person public programs and events are canceled until further notice. Please join us for our new virtual programming.

Camping

 

All camping reservations are canceled through June 21, 2020.   All reservations made up to that day will be refunded by Reserve California.   Contact them www,reservecalifornia.com  with your questions.  You can make reservations for dates August 1, or later.  We will update you when we have an opening date.

Additional Information

For more information about Sonoma County’s shelter-in-place health order and other Covid-19 emergency resources, visit SoCoEmergency.org.

The Sonoma Ecology Center & Team Sugarloaf

PARK UNDER "SOFT OPENING" AS OF MAY 15

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Open 

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  

Sonoma County’s public health officer has ordered expanded access to parks beginning May 13, 2020. The new health order allows residents to drive to inland parks and provides more options for outdoor exercise while sheltering at home.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is now open for day-use parking. The restrooms are open and are being disinfected 3-4 times per day.

The visitors center, picnic area, and the campground remain closed.

These restrictions are ordered to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission in the community, prevent unsafe crowding in parks, and support the shelter-in-place mandate.

To reduce interactions at our park, please purchase your day pass or annual pass online before you arrive.

PURCHASE ENTRY PASS

Download maps ahead of time as well.

MAPS

Social Distancing and Face Covering Information

Park visitors must comply with social distancing, hygiene, and face-covering requirements:

  • Stay at least 6 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 6 feet from others, such as when passing others on a trail.
  • Do not visit a park if you have any symptoms of Covid-19: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, unusual headaches, severe fatigue, chills, gastrointestinal symptoms, and lost sense of smell or taste.
  • Do not use group facilities.
  • Do not use drinking fountains. Bring your own water.
  • Pack out your litter to reduce the amount of trash parks staff and visitors may come into contact with. 
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue and pack out your tissue for disposal at home.

Parking

When parking, please observe social distancing protocols. If the park becomes too crowded, we may temporarily close access. Please come early or later in the day if you want to be sure of entry.

Event and Program Cancellations

In-person public programs and events are canceled until further notice. Please join us for our new virtual programming.

Additional Information

For more information about Sonoma County’s shelter-in-place health order and other Covid-19 emergency resources, visit SoCoEmergency.org.

The Sonoma Ecology Center & Team Sugarloaf

May
28
Thu
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 28 @ 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 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. 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

May
30
Sat
CANCELED: SugarShuttle: Jack London ↔ N. Sonoma Mtn Regional Park (spring & fall) @ Jack London & North Sonoma Mt. Parks
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or vice versa?

Catch a ride on the SugarShuttle!

The SugarShuttle is heading to…
N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park ↔ Jack London State Historic Park

HOW IT WORKS
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either North Sonoma Mountain (on the hour) or Jack London State Park upper lot (on the half hour). 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 hike.

——–CHECK OUR TIMETABLES HERE-——–
https://sugarloafpark.org/events/sugar-shuttle-2020/

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

This 9-mile one-way hike should take 4 to 5 hours. This is why we recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other so you’re not having to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. The hike includes nearly 2,000 feet of climbing, so bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water.
Map here: http://ridgetrail.outerspatial.com/applications/12/embed#14/38.3443/-122.5625

Suggested donation: $10/rider.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks and Jack London State Park Partners.

 

May
31
Sun
CANCELED: SugarShuttle: Jack London ↔ N. Sonoma Mtn Regional Park (spring & fall) @ Jack London & North Sonoma Mt. Parks
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or vice versa?

Catch a ride on the SugarShuttle!

The SugarShuttle is heading to…
N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park ↔ Jack London State Historic Park

HOW IT WORKS
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either North Sonoma Mountain (on the hour) or Jack London State Park upper lot (on the half hour). 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 hike.

——–CHECK OUR TIMETABLES HERE-——–
https://sugarloafpark.org/events/sugar-shuttle-2020/

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

This 9-mile one-way hike should take 4 to 5 hours. This is why we recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other so you’re not having to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. The hike includes nearly 2,000 feet of climbing, so bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water.
Map here: http://ridgetrail.outerspatial.com/applications/12/embed#14/38.3443/-122.5625

Suggested donation: $10/rider.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks and Jack London State Park Partners.

 

Jun
6
Sat
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 6 @ 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 (hands free!) 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.

Jun
11
Thu
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 11 @ 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 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. 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

Jun
13
Sat
SugarShuttle: Sugarloaf ↔ Hood Mtn, Pythian Rd (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 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 Ridge State Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Rd 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. No charge for the ride, but the suggested donation of $10 helps keep us going. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park portion of the trail.

——–CHECK OUR TIMETABLES HERE———
https://sugarloafpark.org/events/sugar-shuttle-2020/

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

The hike should take 3½ to 4½ hours.

Map: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shuttle_Sugarloaf_HoodMtn_Map.pdf

The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.

Suggested donation of $10. Register at: https://sugarshuttle2020hm-py.bpt.me/

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks

Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule– including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2020” tab].
May and June hikes meet at 8AM instead of 9AM.

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Sonoma Ecology Center 2019 Impact Report

Check out the 2019 Impact Report for the Sonoma Ecology Center! This report goes into detail of the impact and presence of the Sonoma Ecology Center in many various sectors. You can view the report here.

Camping at Sugarloaf

Camping at Sugarloaf

You can enjoy camping year-round at Sugarloaf with 47 family-friendly, alcohol-free camping spaces nestled in a large meadow and 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.

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Community-Operated Park

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is operated by Sonoma Ecology Center and Team Sugarloaf. Learn more by visiting the Team Sugarloaf Page