Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Saint Helena, California 94574

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Professional Guide

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"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."

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Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books)
Laure Latham
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"Follow a nature trail and a Planet Walk in the Sonoma mountains"
Bay Area Ridge Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians (Wilderness Press)
Jean Rusmore
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"A challenging 1550-foot climb from an enclosed, remote valley to the top of Bald Mountain, where you’ll take in far-flung views of Northern California. Cross oak woodlands and chaparral slopes, and detour to a seasonal vernal pool on wide service roads with a short paved segment. These trails can be hot in summer."

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This hike was great. I saw blacktail deer, wild turkeys and various types of birds. The views of the valley are awesome.

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Saint Helena
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3.5 hours
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