Gurgling brooks, rushing creeks and a crashing waterfall all await the visitor at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The park is located at the headwaters of Sonoma Creek where, in the early spring, the creek surges to a roar and cascades over a beautiful 25-foot waterfall.
Embark on a hike on the self-guided nature trail that heads off from the quaint picnic area. For the more adventurous, meander through the park’s more than 25 miles of scenic hiking trails. Biking and horseback riding are permitted on most trails and a horseback riding concession is available in the spring, summer and fall. The park has more than 2,500 acres of gorgeous, rolling meadows, forests and even rugged mountain peaks. On clear days from the summit of Bald Mountain, visitors can see the Sierra Nevada range as well as Golden Gate Bridge.
The park is located just a few miles east of Santa Rosa at 2605 Adobe Canyon Road. For information about horse rentals, call (707) 933-1600. For more about the park, call (707) 833-5712. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=481