Join us as we explore Sugarloaf’s trees and plant communities – with a special focus on our Oaks & Redwoods. We will discuss why Oaks are considered a keystone species at Sugarloaf and the role of Redwoods in plant diversity.
Beginning at the Visitor Center, we’ll follow Pony Gate Trail’s grassy slope, into the Oak woodland and through a mixed evergreen forest, along Canyon Trail’s shady riparian corridor lined with redwoods, to the 25-foot dramatic plunge of Sonoma Creek and back to the Visitor Center. Bring plenty of water, sun protection, appropriate footwear for slippery and rocky trails, and if desired, a snack.
Tickets are $15 for for the general public and half price for students, youth (12-17 year-olds), Sugarloaf members, or Sugarloaf volunteers. Children under 12 can attend for free. Parking fees apply.
Ease of access: this hike is not accessible by stroller or wheelchair.