Yoga hike: Saturday October 22; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy your yoga experience in the beautiful surroundings of our park! Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hikes and gentle yoga postures, breathing and guided meditation, no mats needed. Tickets are $30 and include parking if you pre-register online. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Resident of Sonoma County? This course is free with an October 2022 ParkRx from a participating Sonoma County medical provider. Visit https://sugarloafpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ParksRx_info.pdf for information on ParkRx.
Therapeutic walk in the forest: Saturday 22 October; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A centering and soothing restorative practice, forest therapy promotes balance and rediscovered vitality through a quality of presence and increased sensory awareness. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress-reducing qualities of this walking practice, led by certified practitioners from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). Tickets are $20 or free with an October 2022 ParkRx from a Sonoma County medical provider. Meet at the White Barn. Parking fees apply.
Oaks Hike: Sunday, October 23; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oaks are a key species in Sonoma County, but they also have immeasurable cultural significance to the native peoples of California. Join Desirae Harp, a member of the Wappo tribe, on this hike filled with storytelling, singing, and cultural demonstrations.
Meet at the White Barn parking lot. Bring plenty of water and sun protection, wear appropriate clothing and footwear for slippery and rocky trails, and if you wish, bring a snack. Parking fees apply. Heavy rain cancels.
The Meadow and Hillside trails are fire roads with two 100 foot hills and a small creek crossing. Meadow is passable by strollers or wheelchairs up to the bridge, about a mile, but is not officially an ADA trail.
A “scary” fall hike with naturalist John Lynch: Saturday, October 29; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join certified California naturalist John Lynch on a “scary” 3-mile, 2.5-hour hike from Creekside to Hillside Trails and back through the prairie, exploring this very special season. With Halloween just around the corner, we might discover flying saucer galls, zombie leaves, plants that have been skeletonized, or even “ghostly” web spiders. Do bats use their nest boxes? Let’s find out. We’ll also see if we can identify some of the “treats” of the season (seeds, nuts, and berries) and the plants that produce them.
Tickets are $15 for the general public and half price for students, youth (12-17), Sugarloaf Members or Sugarloaf Volunteers. Children under 12 can participate for free. Meet at the White Barn parking lot. Bring plenty of water and sun protection, wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the slippery and rocky trails, and if you wish, bring a snack. Parking fees apply. Heavy rain cancels. This hike is not accessible by stroller or wheelchair.