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Great hiking, views

Good workout and fabulous views. Nice variety of terrain and wildlife. The October fires left some... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Glen Ellen, California
A Butt kicker of a Hike. If going to the Top.

I made it to the top of Hood Mountain on my second attempt. Steep. Not very long. Just up and up... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Good workout and fabulous views. Nice variety of terrain and wildlife. The October fires left some scars, but lots of new growth.

Thank SoCoWineLover
Reviewed March 11, 2018

I made it to the top of Hood Mountain on my second attempt. Steep. Not very long. Just up and up and up. I read about a Mount Everest hiker that hike Hood Mountain twice a day in preparation. I use this hike and Sugarloaf...More

1  Thank M2355UAthomasb
Reviewed November 29, 2017

This is/was by far the best park in this whole area for hiking and enjoying the beautiful forests, variety of terrain, views, and species of trees in this area. Alas, most has been destroyed by the recent fires. Have not been able to access the...More

2  Thank NevadaHudson
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

The 7.4 round trip hike from Los Alamos Rd to Gunsight Lookout is a worthy cardio challenge. A few switchbacks, but mostly moderately uphill over rocky terrain, it offers tremendous vistas of the valley as you ascend through brush, forests and meadows, eventually attaining the...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Great way to spend a Friday evening from Labor Day to Memorial Day with " Funky Friday" concerts 7pm summer Friday nights. Variety of local bands, and styles. Bring your own chair and food, or buy food and drink from the booths/food trucks. Fun place...More

1  Thank longingforord
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Hood Mountain is not for the faint of heart...it's one of the harder hikes in Sonoma County. The view from the top is AMAZING...so if you're in great shape, go for it. Bring water and food.

Thank MelHarris67
Reviewed August 9, 2016

If you hike here, you can get high enough to see a lot of the Valley-of-the-Moon. Sfterwood you can taste wine or eat at the restaurant on Adobe Canyon and Hwy 12.

1  Thank calypso1102
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice regional park. While it doesn't give you the dramatic views of the coast or the Sierras to the east, the park does offer a number of trails through the grasslands and forests of Central California. Hood Mountain can be ascended by...More

Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
Reviewed May 30, 2016

There are different ways to get there depending on where you want to park. Our group arranged a "shuttle" parking where some parked from below and others parked at the top. There is a $7 fee from both parking lots. Kiosk is self-service. Please pay...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not well marked trails and really a stepped one if you decide to go all the way to the great views at the top. It's roughly a 2.5 hrs one way if you are in good shape. Be careful with the trails since they're not...More

Thank Alvaro C
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