Bald Mountain Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sonoma County, California. It is within Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 2,291 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,910 feet. The trail ends near Bald Mountain (elevation 2,730 feet) and the Bald Mountain viewpoint.
Bald Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Before you tour Sonoma Valley’s famous wineries, climb Bald Mountain for a panoramic view of the Sonoma Valley and many of Northern California’s high mountains."
--John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares, 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California (The Mountaineers Books).
"Sonoma Creek forms from three ephemeral forks on the east slope of Bald Mountain and Red Mountain. The Headwaters Trail is a scenic half-mile trail that skirts the western fork of Sonoma Creek in a fern-filled oasis, connecting the Red Mountain Trail with the Vista Trail. The Vista Trail leads through a lush forested corridor, crossing a couple of ravines with small streams, and traverses a grassy hillside. This hike begins on the Bald Mountain Trail and forms a loop on the Headwaters and Vista Trails, returning through the park meadow along the banks of Sonoma Creek."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes Around Napa Valley (Day Hike Books).
"The loop to the summit of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park’s Bald Mountain is one of the epic Wine Country hikes. The hike climbs the remote headwaters of Sonoma Creek while reaching the summit of Bald Mountain. From the top of the peak, hikers enjoy the most spectacular vista of the entire region. The southern half of the Mayacamas Mountains forms the divide between the Napa Valley in Napa County and the Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa Plain in Sonoma County. This part of the range’s highest point is awesome Hood Mountain, which is 2,730 feet high."
--Bubba Suess, Hiking California's Wine Country (Falcon Guides).
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