Hood Mtn's Gunsight Rock

Jack London State Historic park

Sugarloaf

September is Shuttle Month!

What is the ‘Sugar Shuttle’?

The ‘Sugar Shuttle’ is a rideshare van which allows experienced hikers to hike one-way on some of the Bay Areas most beautiful landscapes between one of Sonoma County’s State Parks and one of its Regional Parks—and avoid making time-consuming transportation arrangements with friends and family.

How it works
Every half hour or hour (depending on the route) our Shuttle will leave from either one of the parking lots at the trailhead. 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 adventure.

There are 3 routes–only one of which operates each weekend. Click the route tabs below to see each weekend’s schedule.  

The Sugar Shuttle is free, but we do ask for a donation. 

NOTE: the ‘Sugar Shuttle’ typically operates only on the 2nd weekend each month. However, May 2019 and September 2019 are SHUTTLE MONTHS—with service each weekend day all month long!

Shuttle Month Schedule (click date for more info and reservations)

Sept. 7 & 8: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos parking lot

Sept. 14 & 15: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd lot

Sept. 21 & 22: North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park

Sept. 28 & 29:  Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd lot

A Guide to Shuttle Month Routes by date

Date Shuttle Route
Sat March 9, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sun March 10, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sat April 13, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sun April 14, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sat May 4, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sun May 5, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sat May 11, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sun May 12, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sat May 18, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sun May 19, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sat May 25, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sun May 26, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sat June 8, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sun June 9, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sat July 13, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sun July 14, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sat Aug 10, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sat Sept 7, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sun Sept 8, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sat Sept 14, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sun Sept 15, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sat Sept 21, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sun Sept 22, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sat Sept 28, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sun Sept 29, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot
Sat Oct 12, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sun Oct 13, 2019 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park <—> Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos Rd parking lot
Sat Nov 9, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park
Sun Nov 10, 2019 North Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London State Historic Park

Route: Sugarloaf <—> Hood Mtn Pythian lot


Spring & Fall Schedule

Arrive Depart Depart Depart Depart
Sugarloaf Visitor Center Sugarloaf Visitor Center Sugarloaf Goodspeed lot Hood Mtn Pythian lot Hood Mtn Pythian Equestrian lot
09:00am 09:05am 09:30am 09:35am
09:55am 10:00am 10:05am 10:30am 10:35am
10:55am 11:00am 11:05am 11:30am 11:35am
11:55am

Saturday, Apr 13th, 2019
Sunday, Apr 14th, 2019
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Saturday, Sept 14th, 2019
Sunday, Sept 15th, 2019
Saturday, Sept 28th, 2019
Sunday, Sept 29th, 2019


Summer Schedule

Arrive Depart Depart Depart Depart
Sugarloaf Visitor Center Sugarloaf Visitor Center Sugarloaf Goodspeed lot Hood Mtn Pythian lot Hood Mtn Pythian Equestrian lot
08:00am 08:05am 08:30am 08:35am
08:55am 09:00am 09:05am 09:30am 09:35am
09:55am 10:00am 10:05am 10:30am 10:35am
10:55am

Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
Saturday, Aug 10th, 2019
Sunday, Aug 11th, 2019

Map  Reserve a seatYou will cross some of Sonoma County’s most important creeks–including critical steelhead habitat. This 7.5-mile one-way hike includes 2,000 feet of climbing, and takes ~4-5 hours. Bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water. Donations to support your parks are greatly appreciated!

Route:
Sugarloaf <—> Hood Mtn Los Alamos lot

Arrive Depart Depart Depart
Sugarloaf
Visitor Center
Sugarloaf
Visitor Center
Sugarloaf
Goodspeed lot
Hood Mtn
Los Alamos lot
09:00am 09:05am 10:00am
10:55am 11:00am 11:05am 12:00pm
12:55pm

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Saturday, May 24th, 2019
Sunday, May 25th, 2019
Saturday, Sept 7th, 2019
Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019
Saturday, Oct 12th, 2019
Sunday, Oct 13th, 2019

Map  Reserve a seatYou will cross some of Sonoma County’s most important creeks–including critical steelhead habitat. This 7.5-mile one-way hike includes 2,000 feet of climbing, and takes ~4-5 hours. Bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water.

Donations to support your parks are greatly appreciated!

Route:
N. Sonoma Mtn Regional Park <—> Jack London Park


Spring & Fall Schedule

Arrive Depart Arrive Depart
N. Sonoma Mtn N. Sonoma Mtn Jack London Jack London
09:00am 09:30am 09:45am
10:15am 10:30am 11:00am 11:15am
11:45am 12:00pm 12:30pm

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Saturday, Sept 21st, 2019
Sunday, Sept 22nd, 2019
Saturday, Nov 9th, 2019
Sunday, Nov 10th, 2019


Summer Schedule

Arrive Depart Arrive Depart
N. Sonoma Mtn N. Sonoma Mtn Jack London Jack London
08:00am 08:30am 08:45am
09:15am 09:30am 10:00am 10:15am
10:45am 11:00am 11:30am

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Map  Reserve a seatThis 9-mile one-way hike should take 4 to 5 hours and includes nearly 2,000 feet of climbing. We recommend catching the shuttle when you drop off your car–to avoid extra wait time after you’ve finished your strenuous hike. Bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water.

Donations to support your parks are greatly appreciated!

Sugarloaf Ridge SP Logo
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park N. Sonoma Mtn Regional Park Jack London State Historic Park Hood Mtn Regional Park

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