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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Sugarloaf Ridge’s Bald Mountain holds bragging rights to one of the prettiest and most serene viewpoints in the Bay Area. From a relatively diminutive height of 2,729 feet, views include every significant wine country peak and valley. This hike starts at the edge of a sloping meadow, and climbs steadily through a mixture of grassland, chaparral, and mixed woodland for 2.5 miles to the summit. The return route travels along a quiet ridge, drops steeply through gray pines and chaparral to cross Sonoma Creek twice, then wanders through a meadow on the way back to the trailhead."
--Jane Huber, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco (Menasha Ridge Press).
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