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Enjoy over 25 miles of trails for every level of hiking ability

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Sep
21
Sat
Brunch On Bald Mountain @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Calling all hikers and non-hikers, too! Sonoma Valley’s signature mountaintop is a must-do for avid hikers, but now non-hikers can enjoy the view in good company as well while supporting our beloved park.

Join us on September 21, 2019 as Bill & Dave Hikes and Sonoma Ecology Center present our Annual Brunch on Bald Mountain benefit to support Team Sugarloaf. Enjoy the strenuous hike, led by Bill & Dave Hikes, to the top of Bald Mountain along the trails. Not up for the climb? Then take the easy road as Team Sugarloaf partners will chauffeur you to the top. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy this peak experience, as vehicles are not normally permitted to the top of Bald Mountain.

Whether you choose to hike or ride, upon arrival at the top you will be treated to a picnic brunch and incredible 360-degree views. Enjoy the morning air, incredible views, a tasty meal and, more importantly, a fun andeasy way to support this Sonoma County treasure!

This special event is by reservation only.
Proceeds support Team Sugarloaf’s operation and maintenance of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

TICKETS:
$45 per adult
$10 per child, age 10-17
Fee for Non-Hikers: Optional Ride: $60 per person (includes brunch)

HIKERS: Plan to arrive at the end of the road with your reservation confirmation around 8:45 a.m. Hike will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

RIDERS: Plan to arrive at the end of the road at 9:45 a.m. Rides will be begin approximately 10:00 a.m.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The total distance of this difficult hike is 6.5 miles round-trip and the elevation gain is 1500 feet. The return trip is all downhill. Depending on trail conditions, the hike may be via the road, rather than the trail. Due to difficulty of climb, hike is not recommended for small children or those not accustomed to hiking. Children age 9 and under are required to ride with accompanying paid adult. Children age 9 and under are free.

To be prepared, as well as eco-conscious, please bring the following:
Drinking water
Unbreakable mug or cup
Utensils
Cloth napkin

Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layered clothing. You may want to bring binoculars and/or a camera. Hikers will return to the parking lot at approximately 2:00 p.m. Riders will return at approximately 1:30 pm.

SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 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-2019/

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 Park Partners.

 

Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 21 @ 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

 

Creekside Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 21 @ 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.

Sep
22
Sun
SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 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-2019/

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 Park Partners.

 

Caminata por la naturaleza @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Photo by Mike Varela

¡Venga a conocer su parque! El Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge le invita a su familia a una caminata serena por la naturaleza de aproximadamente tres millas. Nos reuniremos afuera del centro de visitantes y recorreremos los senderos Hillside y Meadow, donde aprenderemos acerca de la historia natural del parque.  Le invitamos a traer un almuerzo para disfrutar después de la caminata, al igualmente que agua, zapatos cómodos, y protector solar, o una gorra. Este evento es gratuito y no necesita registración, pero el estacionamiento es $10 por vehículo. Contacte a Alma con sus preguntas en alma@sonomaecologycenter.org
Domingo, 22 de septiembre, 10 – 11:30 am

 

Nature Walk (en español)
Come meet your park! Sugarloaf Ridge State Park invites your family to a serene 3-mile Nature Walk. We will meet outside the Visitor Center and walk the Hillside-Meadow loop, where we’ll learn about the natural history of the park. We invite you to bring lunch to enjoy after our walk, as well as water, comfortable shoes, and sunblock or a hat. This event is free and does not require registration, but parking is $10 per vehicle. Contact  Alma with your questions at alma@sonomaecologycenter.org
Sunday, September 22nd, 10 – 11:30 am

Sep
26
Thu
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 26 @ 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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