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.
Camping in Space: 50yr Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The trip from Earth to the moon and back took about a week. Departure, July 16, 1969, landing on July 20. The astronauts traveled to the moon in a “space tent” , the Command Module, about the same size as an average campground tent. Upon arrival at the moon, two of the astronauts landed and performed a lunar “hike”, then back to the Command Module for the trip home. The way we use camping tents today is similar -safe portable habitats designed for exploration into the unknown! Join Michael Erdman, Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Art University for a lecture in celebration of the Apollo moon landing 50 year anniversary! The lecture will start at 8 PM at the Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. No RVSP needed but parking fees do apply.

Un fin de semana en Sugarloaf (Weekend at Sugarloaf) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm

Viernes 19 de julio, 5:00 pm a domingo 21, 12:00 pm
¡Está de regreso! Este julio, el parque estatal Sugarloaf Ridge invita a familias latinas a un fin de semana de acampar, completo con una fiesta de estrellas bilingüe. Tendremos equipo de acampar disponible y comidas comunitarias. El espacio está limitado a 70 participantes. La registración es $35 por adulto y gratuito para los menores de edad, e incluye la renta del sitio y  el estacionamiento. Por favor, regístrese por adelantado en https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4287348. Para más información, por favor contacte a Alma: alma@sonomaecologycenter.org 


Weekend at Sugarloaf
Friday, July 19th, 5:00 pm – Sunday, July 21, 12:00 pm
It’s back! This July, Sugarloaf invites the Latino family to a weekend of camping, complete with a bilingual star party. Gear can be provided, you bring the food! Participants capped at 70 people. Registration is $35 per adult and free for minors and it includes the site rental and parking. Please register at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4287348 For more information, contact Alma at alma@sonomaecologycenter.org

Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 20 @ 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 3rd Saturday of each month. 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 here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090665


Aquatic Insects & Friends @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bugs can be an indicator of healthy creeks!
Join Sugarloaf docents Daniel Levitas and Melissa Roberts in this hands-on tour of aquatic insects at the park. We will spend time in and around the creek identifying and learning about bugs in the upper Sonoma Creek watershed. Wear shoes that can get wet, and bring sun protection, drinking water, and a creekside snack. We won’t hike much, but will be scrambling up and down rocks and branches. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Creekside Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 20 @ 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.

Campfire Program @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Every Saturday at 7:30 PM, we’ll have songs, games, and animal lore at the park’s amphitheater (across the bridge by campsites 12 & 13). Free event but parking charges apply. 

Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 25 @ 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

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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.

School Programs

School Programs

Sugarloaf offers a wide range of educational opportunities for classes of all ages! Featuring 25 miles of trails, year-round camping, a seasonal waterfall, one of the highest peaks in Sonoma County, and the headwaters to Sonoma Creek!