Sonoma, CA, May 22, 2012 — Five nonprofit partners known as “Team Sugarloaf” announced today that Sugarloaf Ridge State Park will fully re-open on June 1, in time for the summer vacation and camping season. Sonoma Ecology Center as lead partner signed an agreement on May 21 with the State of California to operate the park and was awarded a grant of $54,000 by the California State Parks Foundation to cover part of the start-up costs associated with running Sugarloaf.
Lake Sonoma offers several hike/boat in only primitive campsites. Pass the Marina and cross over the lake and stop at No Flame Flat Tailhead. From here you can hike your way down to Lone Pine, Bummer Peak or Madrone Campsites.
If you approach the lake from Old Skaggs Spring Road you can reasonably hike to Old Saw Mill, Buck Pasture or Black Mountain Campsites.
If you go in the summer be sure to start out early as it gets pretty hot. Make sure to bring your own water filter as only creek water is available. Austin Creek is a beautiful hike and with its proximity to Armstong Woods offers a close to home get-a-way.
There are 20 miles of trail which for the most part follow creeks.
Keep in mind that the trail in is downhill first, uphill last; so save some energy for the return trip. Oh and keep your eyes peeled for sunning rattlesnakes. More Info
Sonoma County Sports Magazine