Sugarloaf

Vista trail

Jack London State Historic park

Goodspeed bridge

Sugarloaf’s Hiking for Fitness programs

Join an 8-week Hiking for Fitness Program, where leaders guide you on a series of weekly hikes with increasing challenges, and discuss relevant topics such as: shoes, hydration, hiking poles, pacing, etc. The BEGINNING group’s final hike aims for the ‘neptune’ table on Sugarloaf’s Brushy Creek trail, where hikers enjoy beautiful wine country views. The INTERMEDIATE group’s final hike aims for the top of Sugarloaf’s Bald Mountain, with stunning 360 vistas. Each HFF series is $80, or free for hikers with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider. Info for your Doctor here

Parking policy: While the series is free to ParkRx holders, parking fees apply. (Note: Sugarloaf’s annual pass is only $49.) As an HFF incentive, Sugarloaf will award an annual pass to each BEGINNING series participant who completes all 8 hikes in a single series [only one pass can be earned per participant per year].

Beginning HFF series

NOTE: These routes are a ‘sample series’—outlining the mileage & total elevation gain we aim for. Exact routes may vary, based on: popularity (from evaluation responses), weather, logistical challenges (parking), etc.

Hike # Date Time Meeting Location Route Mileage Total elev gain
1 5/9/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot White Barn to Uranus 2.2 80 ft
2 5/16/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Meadow Hillside Loop 3 250 ft
3 5/23/2019 8 am Spring Lake, Cobblestone lot Spring Lake / Lake Ralphine loop (map link) 4.3 250 ft
4 5/30/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – main parking lot Stern+ Waterfall Loop 3 500 ft
5 6/6/2019 8 am Jack London (JLSHP) – upper lot Jack London: May’s Clearing (map link) 3.7 430 ft
6 6/13/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Vista Trail Loop (cw) 3.6 700 ft
7 6/20/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Brushy Peaks trail to Neptune picnic table 4.3 640 ft
8 6/27/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Vista Trail Loop+ (ccw) 4.7 1000 ft

Questions?Donations to support your parks are greatly appreciated!

Intermediate HFF series

NOTE: These routes are a ‘sample series’—outlining the mileage & total elevation gain we aim for. Exact routes may vary, based on: popularity (from evaluation responses), weather, logistical challenges (parking), etc.

Hike # Date Time Meeting Location Route Mileage Total elev gain
1 7/11/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – main lot Waterfall Loop – Canyon / Pony Gate 2 595 ft
2 7/18/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn Vista Trail Loop – (clockwise) 3.6 700 ft
3 7/25/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – Goodspeed lot Goodspeed to Nattkemper bench & back 4.2 1060 ft
4 8/1/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn Hillside / Brushy Peaks – Neptune Picnic Table/Meadow 4.6 780 ft
5 8/8/2019 8 am Hood Mtn Regional Park – Los Alamos Rd parking lot McCormick Addition – Grandmother Tree 4.2 1060 ft
6 8/15/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn Vista Trail Loop – (ccw) [RFO, L:Lwr Bald–>Main lot, L:Creekside, Hillside…] 4.7 1000 ft
7 8/22/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn Brushy / Grey Pine (Hillside start) 6.4 1230 ft
8 8/29/2019 8 am Sugarloaf – white barn Bald Summit (w/ optional Headwaters wiggle, 5.8 mi) 5.8 1500 ft

Questions?Donations to support your parks are greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning HFF series

NOTE: These routes are a ‘sample series’—outlining the mileage & total elevation gain we aim for. Exact routes may vary, based on: popularity (from evaluation responses), weather, logistical challenges (parking), etc.

Hike # Date Time Meeting Location Route Mileage Total elev gain
1 9/5/2019 9 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot White Barn to Uranus 2.2 80 ft
2 9/12/2019 9 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Meadow Hillside Loop 3 250 ft
3 9/19/2019 9 am Spring Lake / Lake Ralphine loop (map link) Spring Lake / Lake Ralphine loop 4.3 250 ft
4 9/26/2019 9 am Sugarloaf – main parking lot Stern+ Waterfall Loop 3 500 ft
5 10/3/2019 9 am Jack London (JLSHP) – upper lot Jack London: May’s Clearing (map link) 3.7 430 ft
6 10/10/2019 9 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Vista Trail Loop (cw) 3.6 700 ft
7 10/17/2019 9 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Brushy Peaks trail to Neptune picnic table 4.3 640 ft
8 10/24/2019 9 am Sugarloaf – white barn lot Vista Trail Loop+ (ccw) 4.7 1000 ft

Questions?Donations to support your parks are greatly appreciated!

Maintenance Hikes

These Sugarloaf-sponsored drop-in “maintenance” hikes are open all and don’t require pre-registration.

Level Date Time Meeting Location Route Mileage Total elev gain
INT 1/11/2019 9 am SLR: white barn LwrBald; L-Bald/Stern; R-Pony…Waterfall loop to Main Pkg; LwrB to RFO; white barn 3.77 1030 ft
INT 1/25/2019 9 am SLR: white barn Vista Trail Loop – ccw (start: RFO, L:LwrBald–>Main lot, L:Creekside, Hillside… Vista, LwrBald) 4.7 1000 ft
INT 2/8/2019 9 am SLR: Goodspeed lot Goodspeed to Nattkemper bench & back 4.2 1060 ft
INT 2/22/2019 9 am SLR: white barn Bald Summit (no HW wiggle) 5.25 1500 ft
INT 5/9/2019 8 am SLR: white barn LwrBald; L-Bald/Stern; R-Pony…Waterfall loop to Main Pkg; LwrB to RFO; white barn 3.77 1030 ft
INT 5/23/2019 8 am SLR: white barn Vista Trail Loop – ccw (start: RFO, L:LwrBald–>Main lot, L:Creekside, Hillside… Vista, LwrBald) 4.7 1000 ft
INT 6/13/2019 8 am SLR: Goodspeed lot Goodspeed to Nattkemper bench & back 4.2 1060 ft
INT 6/27/2019 8 am SLR: white barn Bald Summit (no HW wiggle) 5.25 1500 ft
INT 9/12/2019 9 am SLR: white barn LwrBald; L-Bald/Stern; R-Pony…Waterfall loop to Main Pkg; LwrB to RFO; white barn 3.77 1030 ft
INT 9/26/2019 9 am SLR: white barn Vista Trail Loop – ccw (start: RFO, L:LwrBald–>Main lot, L:Creekside, Hillside… Vista, LwrBald) 4.7 1000 ft
INT 10/10/2019 9 am SLR: Goodspeed lot Goodspeed to Nattkemper bench & back 4.2 1060 ft
INT 10/24/2019 9 am SLR: white barn Bald Summit (no HW wiggle) 5.25 1500 ft
INT 11/14/2019 9 am SLR: main lot Vista Trail Loop (cw): main lot to Lwr Bald; R – Bald; R – Vista; R – Grey Pine; – R – Meadow (continue past RFO); L – Lwr Bald to main lot 3.6 700 ft
INT (advanced) 11/14/2019 9 am SLR: main lot Vista / Waterfall Crazy 8: Main lot to Lwr Bald; R – Bald; R – Vista; R – Grey Pine; – R – Meadow (continue past RFO); L – Lwr Bald to main lot; main lot to Pony Gate; Canyon trail; back up to main lot 6.5 1400 ft
INT 11/28/2019 9 am SLR: Goodspeed lot Goodspeed to Nattkemper bench & back 4.2 1060 ft
INT (advanced) 11/28/2019 9 am SLR: Goodspeed lot Goodspeed to Gunsight Rock & back 6.5 2080 ft
INT 12/12/2019 9 am SLR: white barn lot Brushy to Neptune picnic table: Meadow trail; L – Brushy Peaks; to picnic table; return same route 4.3 650 ft
INT (advanced) 12/12/2019 9 am SLR: white barn lot Brushy / Grey pine loop: Meadow trail; L – Brushy Peaks; L – Grey Pine; R – Meadow 6 1140 ft
INT 12/26/2019 9 am SLR: white barn lot Vista Trail Loop – ccw (start: R – Meadow; L – Grey Pine; L – Vista, L -LwrBald) 3.6 700 ft
INT (advanced) 12/26/2019 9 am SLR: white barn lot Vista to Bald Loop – (start: R – Meadow; L – Grey Pine; L – Vista, R- Headwaters; L – Red Mtn; R – Bald; return via Bald 6 1520 ft

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A guide to other relevant hikes in our area:

Date / Info link Hike
Sat 1/12/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 10:00-3:00 (6 miles, 800 ft elev)
Sat 2/16/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Shiloh
Sat 3/2/2019 Jack London State Historic Park: Redwood Fitness Hike
Sat 3/9/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Sugarloaf
Sat 5/4/2019 Free Saturday Redwood Fitness Hike at Jack London Park
Sat 5/11/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Hood Mtn Regional Park
Sat 5/11/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Hood Mtn Regional Park
June Bill & Dave Hikes: TBD
Sat 6/1/2019 Free Saturday Redwood Fitness Hike at Jack London Park
July Bill & Dave Hikes: TBD
Sat 7/6/2019 Free Saturday Redwood Fitness Hike at Jack London Park
Sat 8/3/2019 Free Saturday Redwood Fitness Hike at Jack London Park
Sat 8/10/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Shell Beach
Sat 9/7/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Jack London
Sat 10/5/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Sugarloaf’s McCormick Addition
Sat 11/16/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Trione-Annadel State Park
Sat 12/7/2019 Bill & Dave Hikes: Sugarloaf

Self-Guided Hikes

Areas hikes that may be of interest.

Hike Mileage Total elev gain Meeting Location Route details Link to map Comments
Sugarloaf Vista (ccw) + Headwaters, Red Mt 4.56 1200 ft SLR: white barn lot Hillside, R: Grey Pine, L: Vista, R: Headwaters, L: Red Mt, L: Bald, L: Lwr Bald    
Sugarloaf Brushy, Red Mt, Bald Mt 7.29 1600 ft SLR: white barn lot Hillside, R: Brushy Peaks, R: Grey Pine, L: Red Mt (keep R on Red Mt at intersection with Headwaters), L: Bald, L: Lwr Bald    
JLSHP London Lake 2.2 587 ft JLSHP: upper lot JLSHP-Upper parking lot to London Lake (including Lake Spur, Upper Lake) click Option to rest at lake instead of doing small loop around lake. Add Quarry-Vineyard=3.3 mi (adds 1.1 mi)
JLSHP May’s Clearing 3.7 430 ft JLSHP: upper lot JLSHP-Upper lot around May’s Clearing (including Lake Spur, Upper Lake, Mtn Tr, Lower Fallen Bridge, Quarry, Vineyard Tr) click Shortcut without Vineyard=2.9 mi (cuts off 0.8 mi).
JLSHP Ancient Redwood 4 700 ft JLSHP: upper lot Lake Trail –> Rt on Lake Spur –> Rt on Upper Lake –> Lft fork on Mt. Trail –> Rt on Quarry Trail –> Rt on Vineyard Trail –> Ancient Redwood –> U-turn up Vineyard Trail –> parking click  
JLSHP Woodcutter’s Meadow 4.67 1180 ft JLSHP: upper lot JLSHP-Upper lot around Woodcutter’s Meadow (including Lake Spur, Upper Lake, Mtn Tr, Upper Fallen Bridge, Quarry, Vineyard Tr) click Shortcut on Lower Fallen Bridge, without Quarry to Vineyard=4 mi (cuts off 1.1 mi)
JLSHP Orchard loop 5.25 1135 ft JLSHP: upper lot JLSHP-Upper lot: Old Fallen Bridge, Fallen Bridge, Apple, Apricot, Plum Trails click  
JLSHP Deer Camp 5.25 1600 ft JLSHP: upper lot JLSHP-Upper lot: Mountain Trail to Deer Camp, Upper Fallen Bridge, New Fallen Bridge, Quarry click  
JLSHP Hayfields 7.5 1700 ft JLSHP: upper lot JLSHP-Upper lot: Mountain Trail to Cowan Meadow to Hayfields click  
JLSHP Park Summit 7.5 2000 ft JLSHP: upper lot JLSHP-Upper lot: Mountain Trail to Park Summit click  
Sugarloaf Big Loop… minus Bald summit 7.3 1370 ft SLR white barn lot Lwr Bald; R – Bald; R – Vista; L – Headwaters; R – Red Mtn; R – Grey Pine; L – Brushy; R – Meadow click  
Sugarloaf Lower Bald / Red Mtn lollipop 4.2 1055 ft SLR white barn lot Lwr Bald; R – Bald; R – Vista; L – Headwaters; L – Red Mtn; L – Bald; L – Lwr Bald click  
Sugarloaf Waterfall / Vista Crazy 8 6.5 1400 ft SLR main lot Main lot to Pony Gate trailhead; Canyon trail up to main lot; Lwr Bald; R – Bald; R – Vista; R – Grey Pine; R – Meadow (continue pass RFO); L – Lwr Bald to main lot click  

Questions?Donations to support your parks are greatly appreciated!

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Please note that dogs are not permitted on any trails or service roads within Sugarloaf Ridge State Park nor Jack London State Historic Park.