Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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."