Bald Mountain, Vista and Meadow Trails Loop (Sugarloaf Ridge State Park)

Bald Mountain, Vista and Meadow Trails Loop (Sugarloaf Ridge State Park)

Bald Mountain, Vista and Meadow Trails Loop (Sugarloaf Ridge State Park)

Pleasant 4.5 mile loop hike from the campground at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma. Head up Lower Bald Mountain Trail, hang a right onto Vista Trail and then return to the campground via Meadow Trail. The last part of the walk takes you past Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth Venus and Mercury on the Robert Ferguson Observatory's Planet Walk. This spaces the planets proportionally distant from the observatory and if you took a right on Brushy Peaks Trail you can reach Uranus, Neptune and (don't tell anyone) Pluto, the prospect of which really makes me feel sorry for the New Horizons probe.

Hike starts at: 38.436996, -122.515446. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Hill 88; Bay View and Shoreline Trails at China Camp State Park; Teague Hill Preserve)

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Sugarloaf Stars and Milky Way

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Sugarloaf Stars and Milky Way

4K timelapse of stars and the milky way (and various planes and satellites) over the campground at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Shot while relaxing by the campfire so every time I throw on a log you can see the trees light up and then some smoke drift across the frame.

(Previously: Sugarloaf Stars)

(Related: Milky Way and stars over Redding; Stars over Lake Tahoe; Snowdonia Milky Way Time Lapse)

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Sugarloaf Stars

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022