May
25
Sat
Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule–including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2019” tab].

 

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May
27
Mon
Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods, join our Docent’s for this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2 miles hike with a 400 foot vertical, you will learn about Sugarloaf Park and its plants, animals, and history. Weather permitting, the hike will begin and end at the Visitors Center. No RSVP needed, and no charge for the hike. Parking fees apply.

Jun
1
Sat
Yoga Hike – session 2 @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting and bring water (as needed). Route varies on weather conditions and group interest that typically covers 2-3 miles of varied terrain. Cost is $20 and includes parking if registered in advance online. Purchase the yoga pass for each group of 3 sessions this year and save $10. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center unless otherwise noted in confirmation email prior to the hike.

Sonoma County Resident? 
Free with Park Rx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913399

Jun
8
Sat
Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule–including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2019” tab].

 

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Jun
15
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being.

Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities of this walking practice. Shinrin yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented Health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program the 3rd Saturday of each month. These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.

Tickets $20 or free with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090665

 

Jun
22
Sat
Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule–including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2019” tab].

 

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Jul
6
Sat
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series (#4) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Please Join us for an 8-week INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Leaders will have group discussions about gear, hydration, hiking poles, first aid and pacing, etc. The group’s final hike aims for Bald Mountain, where hikers can enjoy stunning vistas. Hikes will start at 9am.

The Hiking series costs $80, or free (plus free parking) for hikers with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

Hike Schedule
1) Sat 7/6–Waterfall Loop, 2 miles, 595 ft [meet @ main lot]
2) Sat 7/13–Vista Trail Loop, 3.6 miles, 700 ft [meet @ white barn lot]
3) Sat 7/20–Goodspeed to Nattkemper, 4.2 miles, 1060 ft [meet @ Goodspeed lot]
4) Sat 7/27–Hillside / Brushy Peaks – Neptune Picnic Table, 4.6 miles, 780 ft [meet @ white barn lot]
5) Sat 8/3–Grandmother Oak (McCormick Addition), 4.2 miles, 1060 ft [meet @ Hood Mtn Regional Park’s Los Alamos lot]
6) Sat 8/10–Vista Trail Loop – ccw, 4.7 miles, 1000 ft [meet @ white barn lot]
7) Sat 8/17–Brushy / Grey Pine (Hillside start), 6.5 miles, 1230 ft [meet @ white barn lot]
8) Sat 8/24–Bald Summit (w/ optional Headwaters wiggle = 5.8 mi), 5.25 miles, 1500 ft [meet @ white barn lot]
(routes subject to change based on group and weather)

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4062701

 

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Jul
20
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being.

Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities of this walking practice. Shinrin yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented Health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program the 3rd Saturday of each month. These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.

Tickets $20 or free with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090665

 

Jul
27
Sat
Yoga Hike – session 2 @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting and bring water (as needed). Route varies on weather conditions and group interest that typically covers 2-3 miles of varied terrain. Cost is $20 and includes parking if registered in advance online. Purchase the yoga pass for each group of 3 sessions this year and save $10. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center unless otherwise noted in confirmation email prior to the hike.

Sonoma County Resident? 
Free with Park Rx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913399

Aug
17
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being.

Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities of this walking practice. Shinrin yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented Health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program the 3rd Saturday of each month. These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.

Tickets $20 or free with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090665

 

Health Partners:

Kaiser Permanente   /   St. Joseph Health   /   Sonoma Valley Hospital   /   Sutter Health