An amazing natural haven of 3,900 acres in Kenwood, California, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is located northeast of Kenwood in the Mayacamas Mountains between the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Campgrounds, Observatory and hiking. Hikes and horseback rides through oak woodland and chaparral that end with great views, to a waterfall after winter rains.
Camping at Sugarloaf
You can enjoy camping year-round at Sugarloaf with 47 family-friendly and alchohol free camping spaces surrounded by a large meadow, bordered by a year-round stream and a hillside forest.
Stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory
Completely dedicated to public viewing and education, the Robert Ferguson Observatory is the largest in the western United States and it’s right here at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.
With over 25 miles of trails, year-round camping, a seasonal waterfall, one of the highest peaks in Sonoma County, and the headwaters to Sonoma Creek Sugarloaf offers a wide range of educational opportunities for classes of all ages.
A favorite park for families, Sugarloaf boasts a variety of activities with stunning vistas and amazing scenery. Key features of the park include:
Best views overlooking the North Bay with vistas to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Mt. St Helena and the Sierras on clear days!
Year-round campground with 47 sites, each with a table and fire ring. Bathrooms have hot showers and separate group camping!
Over 25 miles of hiking trails. From an easy 1-mile nature trail to a challenging 8.2-mile loop over Bald Mountain.
Spectacular wildflower displays in the early to late spring and early summer.
Robert Ferguson Observatory, which houses a 40″ telescope and offers public viewings throughout the year. It’s the largest observatory dedicated solely to public viewing and education.
Great mountain biking and horseback riding accessible trails.
Headwaters to Sonoma Creek, Sugarloaf boasts a 25-foot waterfall after the winter rains.
Visitor Center with park historic information and a gift shop.
Diverse beauty – Sugarloaf runs through gorge and canyon, across the meadow floor, beneath scenic rock outcroppings, and is surrounded at times by redwoods and ferns.
Wildlife spotting – deer, gray foxes, the occasional bobcat and coyote can be seen in the park