Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Travel Guide

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Things to Do

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    by WulfstanTraveller Written May 18, 2006

    There is a smallish but very attractive cascading waterfall on Pony Gate Creek in Sugarloaf Ridge. A trial goes right to it. It's a great place to stop and rest on the rocks and cool your feet in the water whilst sitting under the sahde of the trees after a long day hiking. It's also quite picturesque.

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    by WulfstanTraveller Written May 18, 2006

    One great thing to do at Sugarloaf Ridge is to climb to the top of Bald Mountain, 2729 feet high. There are good paths going up to the top, part a simple foot path through rocks and bushes, part a narrow paved road that goes all the way down. One can do a hike up one way and then back down, or take a longer loop, with numerous chjoices for varying the journey.

    The peak of Bald Mountain gives great views of Mt. St. Helena (also in Sonoma County on the border with Napa) and Cobb Mountain (on the Sonoma-Lake County line) to the north, the town of St. Helena in Napa County to the east, eastern Santa Rosa/Oakmont and much of the Sonoma Valley to the west, Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County to the SW, Mt. Diablo in the East Bay to the south, and even San Francisco. We last went on a somewhat clear, though mildly hazy, day and could still see Angel Island and San Francisco. Supposedly on really clear days one can see past SF all the way to the Santa Cruz Mountains. There are

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