Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Kenwood

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
Sugarloaf Ridge Park Features:

1) Best views in the North Bay. From Bald Mountain’s 2,700-foot summit you can see San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Mt. St. Helena, Snow Mountain, and the Sierras.

2) A lovely seasonal waterfall on Canyon trail.

3) 25 miles of hiking trails. Everything from an easy 1-mile nature trail to a challenging 8.2-mile loop over Bald Mountain.

4) Great mountain biking and horseback riding trails.

5) Incredible diversity of landscape: Cool redwood forests, flower-filled meadows, and bird-rich chaparral.

6) The Robert Ferguson Observatory offers monthly “Star Parties” where the public can see the heavens through the observatory’s three large telescopes. (for info see

7) Family Campground with 47 sites. Now with hot showers!

8) Group Campground with room for 50.

9) Interpretive visitor center open on weekends.

10) Tranquil creek side picnic area.

11) Managed by Team Sugarloaf. Five local non-profits – working hard to keep your park open.

12) Fees: $8.00 day-use, $49.00 annual pass and $35.00 camping.

See you soon at the Headwaters to the North Bay and Gateway to the Stars!

Team Sugarloaf is a partnership of five non-profit organizations dedicated to the natural resources of Sonoma Valley and to providing access to the natural haven of 3,900 acres provided by Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: Sonoma Ecology Center (lead partner overseeing general operations), Valley of the Moon Natural History Association, Sonoma Trails Council, United Camps Conferences and Retreats, and the Robert Ferguson Observatory.
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  • All n all, a nice and peaceful time. Very family oriented. I'm a single man with his buddy. Not exactly a place I would have chosen to go. Not that's it's bad. It's full of families and lots of kids.....  more »
  • Paths were well mark. Nice, cleared, well kept paths. with benches and a few picnic tables along the way. We had a very nice time hiking here.  more »
  • We were at the group campsite. Isolated and beautiful place where there are enough tables for 50 people at least. Two spots for tent beside the observatory lead by a wonderful team of volunteers (book a night there for your group). Plenty of trails. Kids rode their bikes. Showers with quarters, on the family campsite (use your car). Two portable toilets. A bit smelly, no compost nor recycle bin: my only complaint :)
  • Great camping. Super kid friendly and dogs are allowed but not off the paved roads which is a bummer. Super happy they allow dogs. The only downside was the bathrooms. Although updated, there were rings in the toilets indicating they had not been thoroughly cleaned in sometime.

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