Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

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Waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is a state park in Northern California, U.S.A.. Located in the Mayacamas Mountains north of Kenwood, the park straddles the boundary between Sonoma and Napa counties. The park contains the 2,729 feet (832 m) Bald Mountain and the headwaters of Sonoma Creek including a 25-foot (8 m) tall seasonal waterfall. The park is also home to the volunteer-run Robert Ferguson Observatory.

The ridge has two main peaks, the western one being 1,939 feet (591 m) above sea level and eastern one being 2,265 feet (690 m).[1] The East peak contains an extensive microwave antenna.[citation needed] This site was featured in several articles of the Napa Valley Sentinel.

Sugarloaf ridge has been one of the first parks to close under the California State Parks plan to close up to 70 of its 278 parks due to budget cuts. The closures were deemed necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011/12, that amount increasing to $22 million in the following fiscal year 2012/13. [2] The park was reopened by Team Sugarloaf in June 2012 [3] to restore access to camping and hiking trails.

The park's coordinates are 38°26′N 122°30′W / 38.44°N 122.5°W / 38.44; -122.5[4]Coordinates: 38°26′N 122°30′W / 38.44°N 122.5°W / 38.44; -122.5[4], and its official address is 2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452.[5]

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