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Back Country Hikes

Friday Nature Hikes

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Friday, March 25, 2016

Please join us at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park on Friday March 25 for a hike to the top of Bald Mountain. Our route is along Lower Bald, Bald Mountain, Vista, Headwaters and Red Mountain trails. 

Expect incredible scenery on the aptly named Vista trail and some narrow and more challenging uphill climbs along Headwaters. This moderate to strenuous hike is 7 miles (6 miles if we decide to turn west on Red Mountain) with an elevation gain of 1700 feet. We'll be on the trails about 4 to 4 1/2 hours, including rest stops and a lunch break.

We will leave promptly at 9:30 am. Drive past the kiosk and park in the main parking lot on the left. Entry fee of $8 ($7 seniors). Please bring plenty of water and a bag lunch. 

Sponsored by Team Sugarloaf, Jack London Park Partners and CA state parks. Information: laurahikes@yahoo.com


Bill and Dave Hikes

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Please join “Bill & Dave Hikes” on Saturday, February 20, as we leisurely enjoy some of the lower trails at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and appreciate the beauty of the waterfall.  This is one of our easier hikes.  Meet us at the main parking lot at 9:45 AM for a prompt 10 AM departure.  Dave will be leading this hike and I’ll be the sweep.

Our hike will consist of two loops from the parking lot.  We’ll first hike a 2.5 mile lower loop taking in the waterfall and then follow up with a 4.5 mile upper loop along Vista Trail with lunch at the big leaf maple heritage tree and a stop at the former Camp Butler.  The total elevation gain for both loops is 1200 feet.  Plan to wear layered clothing and bring a lunch and ample liquids.  We hike rain or shine and don’t forget that there is an $8 vehicle charge to enter the park. 

Our hikes are sponsored by Team Sugarloaf, Sonoma County Regional Parks, California State Parks and Jack London Park Partners.  Our web page www.billanddavehikes.com includes the remaining 2016 schedule.  If you have questions, please call Dave at 539-8847 or Bill at 833-6288.


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