Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Age Group(s): Youth, Teen, Adult, Senior
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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Description: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park boasts the best views in the bay area from the top of Bald Mountain and offers over 25 miles of trails, 47 campsites, a seasonal waterfall, and is home to the Robert Ferguson Observatory. Managed by the Sonoma Ecology Center & Team Sugarloaf in partnership with California State Parks.

An amazing natural haven of 4,900 acres in Kenwood, California, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is located northeast of Kenwood in the Mayacamas Mountains between the Sonoma and Napa valleys and is managed by Sonoma Ecology Center.

A favorite park for families, Sugarloaf boasts a variety of activities with stunning vistas and amazing scenery. Key features of the park include:

  • Best views overlooking the North Bay with vistas to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Mt. St Helena and the Sierras on clear days!
  • Year-round campground with 47 sites, each with a table and fire ring. Bathrooms have hot showers. Separate group camping is available as well.
  • Over 25 miles of hiking trails. From an easy 1-mile nature trail to a challenging 8.2-mile loop over Bald Mountain
  • ADA Accessible trails, parking and facilities
  • Spectacular wildflower displays in the early to late spring and early summer.
  • Robert Ferguson Observatory, which houses a 40″ telescope and offers public viewings throughout the year. It’s the largest observatory dedicated solely to public viewing and education.
  • Great mountain biking and horseback riding accessible trails.
  • Headwaters to Sonoma Creek, Sugarloaf boasts a 25-foot waterfall after the winter rains.
  • Visitor Center with park historic information and a gift shop.
  • Diverse beauty – Sugarloaf runs through gorge and canyon, across the meadow floor, beneath scenic rock outcroppings, and is surrounded at times by redwoods and ferns.
  • Wildlife spotting – deer, gray foxes, the occasional bobcat and coyote can be seen in the park.

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