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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Friday, April 24, 2015 

We return to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park on Friday April 24 for a hike to the top of Bald Mountain. We will hike 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 trail. Our route is 6 1/2 miles, with an elevation gain of 1700 feet and will take 4 hours, including brief rest stops and a lunch break.  Please meet at 8:45 AM for a prompt 9:00 AM departure.  Parking is in the main parking lot on the left, just past the kiosk. There is an entry fee of $8 ($7 seniors). Please bring plenty of water and a bag lunch. This hike is sponsored by Team Sugarloaf, Valley of the Moon Natural History Association and CA State Parks.

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on the trails.



Bill and Dave Hikes

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Saturday April 18, 2015

Please join us Saturday, April 18, for a hike at the McCormick addition to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.  The entrance to McCormick is through Hood Mountain Regional Park, located at the end of Los Alamos Road, off of Highway 12.  Meet us at 9:15 AM for a prompt 9:30 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, so be prepared to get your feet wet.  Note that the parking fee for Hood Mountain Regional Park will apply.

For more information call Dave at 539-8847 or Bill at 833-6288. Bill & Dave Hikes are sponsored by Team Sugarloaf, Sonoma County Regional Parks, the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association and California State Parks.  You can access our web page directly at www.billanddavehikes.com

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