Headwaters to Headwaters: A Mayacamas Hike Extravaganza
Sugarloaf State Park
Saturday April 27th - 8:45amCelebrate 50 years of Sugarloaf on this special hike from Hood Mountain Regional Park to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park via the historic McCormick Ranch section of Sugarloaf. Bill and Dave Hikes leads this grand tour of the Mayacamas Mountains and will pass close to the headwaters of Santa Rosa and Sonoma creeks. The Perry family has generously given permission to hike through their property, allowing the adventure to go the back way along the Napa/Sonoma county line. The route will take participants through some of the wildest and most beautiful sections of Sonoma County, filled with massive trees and lovely wildflowers. At the end of the hike, enjoy a barbecue at the Sugarloaf day use picnic area, beer and wine included.
Hikers should arrive at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park no later than 8:45 a.m., and shuttle buses will leave at 9 a.m. to the Los Alamos parking lot of Hood Mountain Regional Park. Enjoy lunch at the top of “hill 2530” (named for its elevation) and then snacks and drinks at the Red Barn, provided by Team Sugarloaf. End around 4:30 p.m. at the day use area at Sugarloaf for a barbecue dinner. Expect an elevation gain of about 2,800 feet over 11 miles. Tickets, $45, include transportation, snacks, drinks and BBQ. Bring a lunch, water and be prepared for rough terrain and stream crossings of minimal depth. Tickets can be bought on brownpapertickets.com, search “Sugarloaf.”