Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf Park to Hood Mt. Los Alamos Parking Lot or vice versa? Catch a ride on the Sugar-Hood Shuttle! On this hike you will cross two of the Sonoma County’s most important creeks; Sonoma and Santa Rosa. About a mile from the Los Alamos parking lot, you will cross Santa Rosa Creek, just downstream for the joining of the North Fork and the South Fork. From the Sugarloaf lot, you will cross Sonoma Creek and Bear Creek, two critical steelhead habitats.
How it works
Every hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mt. Regional Park Los Alamos Lot. Make a reservation and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your hike. First Pick-up is at 8:00 am at Sugarloaf and runs through 11:00 am last pick up at Hood Mt. Los Alamos Lot, at the end of Los Alamos Road. (NOT the Pythian lot on Pythian Road).
This 7.5-mile one-way hike with 2,200 feet of vertical climbing takes 4 to 5 hours. We recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other, so you do not have to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. No charge for the ride, but the suggested donation of $10 helps keep us going. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park portion of the trail.