We return to Sugarloaf Ridge on Friday April 4 for a loop hike that includes Bald Mountain and Brushy Peaks trail. Our route starts at Lower Bald Mountain trail and follows Vista trail to Headwaters and Gray Pine trails. We loop back on Brushy Peaks trail to Meadows trail. This moderate/strenuous hike is about 7.5 miles, with an elevation gain of 1300 feet and may take up to 5 hours, including a lunch break.
Please meet at the main parking lot at 8:45 am for a prompt 9 am departure. Bring lunch and plenty of water, See you on the trails.
Sponsors: Team Sugarloaf, California State Parks and Valley of Moon Natural History Association
Please join Bill & Dave Hikes on Saturday, April 12, for a hike at the McCormick addition to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Entrance to McCormick is through Hood Mountain Regional Park, located at the end of Los Alamos Road, off of Highway 12. Please arrive at 8:45 AM for a prompt 9 AM departure, at the bottom of the hill in the large gravel parking lot. This 8.5 mile strenuous hike requires climbing a total of 1800 feet in elevation and will last approximately 5.5 hours. Among the splendid views, hikers will enjoy the Grandmother Oak, the largest Coast Live Oak in Sonoma County. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lunch with plenty to drink. Bring appropriate clothing for the weather, rain or shine. Be aware that we will be crossing the Santa Rosa Creek twice and that the water might be ankle deep or higher. The parking fee at Hood Mountain Regional Park will apply.
Bill & Dave Hikes (excluding the LandPaths hike and our Kunde, Yosemite and San Francisco road trips) are sponsored by Team Sugarloaf, California State Parks, and the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association.
You can access the Bill & Dave Hikes web page directly at www.billanddavehikes.com