Welcome to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

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!

UPDATE: As of January 11, most of the main park area trails are open (Canyon,  Pony Gate, Lower Bald, Bald Mountain, Vista, Meadow/Hillside, Gray Pine, High Ridge, Headwaters, and the Creekside Nature Trail). Goodspeed Trail, Brushy Peaks Trail, and all trails in the McCormick Addition remain closed.  The main park is open to the public daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.   Campgrounds are closed until Sonoma County lifts the shelter in place order.

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.

Events

All events canceled until the Sonoma County shelter in place order is lifted.  Please see our calendar for details.  

Additional Information

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

 

Jan
28
Thu
Post-Fire Trail Restoration and Clean Up Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jan 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. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current State Parks volunteer, sign up in Volgistics. Otherwise, sign up here.

Feb
4
Thu
Post-Fire Trail Restoration and Clean Up Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 4 @ 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. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current State Parks volunteer, sign up in Volgistics. Otherwise, sign up here.

Feb
6
Sat
Post-Fire Trail Restoration and Clean Up Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 6 @ 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. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current State Parks volunteer, sign up in Volgistics. Otherwise, sign up here.

Feb
11
Thu
Post-Fire Trail Restoration and Clean Up Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 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. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current State Parks volunteer, sign up in Volgistics. Otherwise, sign up here.

Feb
18
Thu
Post-Fire Trail Restoration and Clean Up Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 18 @ 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. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current State Parks volunteer, sign up in Volgistics. Otherwise, sign up here.

Feb
25
Thu
Post-Fire Trail Restoration and Clean Up Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 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. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current State Parks volunteer, sign up in Volgistics. Otherwise, sign up here.

Mar
11
Thu
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Mar 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. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools, and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current State Parks volunteer, signup in Volgistics.

Otherwise, sign up here.

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Camping at Sugarloaf

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School Programs

Community-Operated Park

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