Hood Mountain Regional Park

Hood Mountain Regional Park

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Hood Mountain Regional Park contains more than 19 miles of trails, the most extensive trail system within the Sonoma County Regional Parks system. Trails climb through mixed-conifer forests, over meadows, and cross several creeks, including the headwaters of Santa Rosa Creek.

The park consists of 1,750 acres of wilderness. Visitors are offered outstanding hiking, bicycle and equestrian trails. The terrain is challenging, but the effort is rewarded with both Sonoma and Napa county views of the Mayacamas Mountains as well as views of Bay Area landmarks on clear days. Most trails are considered strenuous, so please plan for ample time to complete hikes.

One of the most popular hikes is to Hood Mountain’s summit and the Gunsight Rock overlook just beyond. The summit can be reached via several approaches within the park or from adjacent Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. 

A popular, easy-level hike is to Santa Rosa Creek from the Los Alamos Road entrance. 

Hood Mountain trails are rugged. Always travel with another person. Potable water is not available in the park, so be sure to bring sufficient water.

Four environmental campsites are available in remote settings reached by hiking approximately 2 miles from parking areas.

Sites include tables, food lockers and tent pads. Primitive toilets are nearby. Potable water and electricity are not available.