Thu, Oct 27|
Long Hike - Bear Creek Loop in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
This hike covers the two least-traveled trails (by humans) in Sugarloaf – Bear Creek Canyon and the 1916 Roadbed.
Time & Location
Oct 27, 2022, 8:30 AM
Parking Lot, Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA
About the event
This hike covers the two least-traveled trails (by humans) in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park – Bear Creek Canyon and the 1916 Roadbed. From the Goodspeed parking lot, we'll head up Adobe Canyon Road and pick up the 1916 Roadbed where it interscts the Ponygate Trail. From there through the Stern Ranch ruins up to the summit of Bald Mountain. We'll take the High Ridge trail and, before reaching the Red Barn ruin, we'll begin our descent into Bear Creek Canyon and eventually reach the Goodspeed Trail. From there it's an easy jaunt back to the parking lot. Expect to see signs of the park megafauna. It's only 7 miles roundtrip but it is a strenuoous hike on overgrown trails with a total altitude change of 2000 feet. Plan on 6 hours total. Bring plenty of water and a snack. Hiking poles, long pants, and gaiters recommended for the thistles and burrs. Depart the Berger at 8:30 am. Hike leader is Bill Stacy, 408-694-7161.