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Apr
14
Sun
Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Certified California Naturalist Mary Good on a hike exploring the medicinal and edible plants of the park. Weaving in natural history, ethnobotany, herbalism and folktales, this walk will open your senses, as well as your curiosity to the abundance of plantlore in Sonoma County.

Tickets are $15-$20 sliding scale for general audiences, $7.5 for students, youth (12-17 year olds), Sugarloaf members, Sugarloaf volunteers, and free for children under 12. Meet at the White Barn parking lot. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for two miles of leisurely walking and chatting over moderate and possibly muddy terrain. Bring at least a quart of water, and if desired, a snack and a plant identifying guide. Heavy rains cancel; parking fees apply.

Edible plant information is for educational purposes only. Foraging is illegal in CA State Parks. 

Ease of access: The White Barn parking lot has one van-designated parking spot and an accessible porta-potty. Creekside Trail has two trailheads. The trailhead from the White Barn is ADA compliant for about 0.1 miles. Our route for this hike veers off to the left across a narrow bridge and single-track trail that connects with Hillside. Hillside Trail is a gravel and dirt road with two 100-ft hills and a small stream crossing. Meadow is a mostly flat composite trail manageable by strollers and wheelchairs from the trailhead to about a mile in, although officially not an ADA-compliant trail. The entire loop is a fire road sometimes driven by authorized vehicles.

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Apr
27
Sat
Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Certified California Naturalist Mary Good on a hike exploring the medicinal and edible plants of the park. Weaving in natural history, ethnobotany, herbalism and folktales, this walk will open your senses, as well as your curiosity to the abundance of plantlore in Sonoma County.

Tickets are $15-$20 sliding scale for general audiences, $7.5 for students, youth (12-17 year olds), Sugarloaf members, Sugarloaf volunteers, and free for children under 12. Meet at the White Barn parking lot. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for two miles of leisurely walking and chatting over moderate and possibly muddy terrain. Bring at least a quart of water, and if desired, a snack and a plant identifying guide. Heavy rains cancel; parking fees apply.

Edible plant information is for educational purposes only. Foraging is illegal in CA State Parks. 

Ease of access: The White Barn parking lot has one van-designated parking spot and an accessible porta-potty. Creekside Trail has two trailheads. The trailhead from the White Barn is ADA compliant for about 0.1 miles. Our route for this hike veers off to the left across a narrow bridge and single-track trail that connects with Hillside. Hillside Trail is a gravel and dirt road with two 100-ft hills and a small stream crossing. Meadow is a mostly flat composite trail manageable by strollers and wheelchairs from the trailhead to about a mile in, although officially not an ADA-compliant trail. The entire loop is a fire road sometimes driven by authorized vehicles.

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May
19
Sun
Habitat Hike: Serpentine Grassland @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

What is a habitat? Join Sugarloaf docents through the featured habitat, serpentine grassland. Learn about this iconic habitat, which although seemingly harsh, is characterized by specialized plant growth, particularly for native species, during this approximately 2-mile hike along Meadow Trail. This hike is the second in our four-part ‘Habitats of Sugarloaf’ hike series. Other hikes will explore the oak woodland and redwood forest habitats. Past hikes have explored chaparral habitat.

Meet at the White Barn parking lot. Tickets are $10-$15 sliding scale for general admission, $5 for youth (12-17 year olds), students, Sugarloaf members, Sugarloaf volunteers, and free for children under 12. Wear layers, appropriate footwear for muddy and/or slippery trails, bring at least a quart of water, sun protection, and if desired, a snack. Heavy rain cancels. Parking fees apply.

Ease of access: The White Barn parking area has one van-accessible designated parking spot and one accessible porta-potty. There is a flat, paved 1/4-mile road from the parking area to the Meadow trailhead. Meadow Trail is an unpaved fire road with a typical slope of 5%, although not ADA-compliant. In the dry season, it is passable by stroller or wheelchair with off-road capability tires up to the bridge, about 0.65 miles in.

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For more events at Sugarloaf, visit our calendar.