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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (Kenwood)

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
This is one of our favorite places to hike with kids, and the best time to come is spring or fall. In spring, kids can romp in the fields of grass, and there are orange California poppies, yellow buttercups, purple lupine wildflowers. At any season, you can flop down in the shade of the oak trees and coast redwoods. Bring a picnic!
  Creekside Nature Trail – This is a self-guided nature trail, 3/4 mile along Sonoma Creek. You can learn about the plants and rocks native to the area. In the spring there are miniature streams, where kids can dabble their toes.
    Hillside Trail – The Hillside Trail is a bit longer, but it's also an easy trail, not too much up hill. In spring, there are miniature streams, perfect for kids to dabble their toes.
  Waterfall - Canyon Trail – If you have little kids, this is perfect for a short easy stroll to see a 25 foot waterfall.
  Meadow Trail – On the Meadow Trail you'll find picnic tables in the shade, and fields of wildflowers in spring.
    Bald Mountain Trail – Older kids will enjoy a 4 mile hike round trip with fine views of the Sonoma Valley.
    Robert Ferguson Observatory – There's a small observatory in the park, open at night for public observing, which includes an astronomy presentation and viewing stars through telescopes in the observatory. Click here for the schedule.
      Tip: Poison oak does grow along the trails, low to the ground, so pay attention if you're hiking in shorts.
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