Dog-friendly Hood Mountain Regional Park

Hood Mountain Regional Park

Southwest Entrance: 1450 Pythian Rd.
North Entrance: 3000 Los Alamos Rd.
Santa Rosa, California 95409
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Local Phone: (707) 539-8092

Sonoma County Regional Parks The park consists of 1,750 acres of wilderness. Visitors are offered outstanding hiking, bicycle and equestrian trails.

On a clear day, you can see the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge from Gunsight Rock and the Valley View Trail.

Most trails are for experienced hikers in good physical condition.

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.

• Bring plenty of water and warm clothes; weather can change fast
• Dogs welcome
• Please keep dogs on leash on main trails, they are allowed off leash on empty trails if they are under voice control
• Please clean up after your dog
 

Tuck explores Hood Mountain Regional Park <br/> Photo Credit: @mollystichter
Tuck explores Hood Mountain Regional Park
Photo Credit: @mollystichter
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Marley at Hood Mountain Regional Park. Photo Credit: @tabitha3641
Marley at Hood Mountain Regional Park. Photo Credit: @tabitha3641
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