Search this Site
  • Hood Mountain Regional Park hikers by Ed Kent

Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

3000 Los Alamos Road, Santa Rosa
1450 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Picnic Area

Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve is a 1,750-acre wilderness park on the edge of the Sonoma Valley, about 5 miles southeast of Santa Rosa. The park offers 19 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians and features the only public backpacking sites in the valley. 

At 2,730 feet, Hood Mountain is the highest peak in the Mayacamas Mountains separating the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Its Gunsight Rock outcropping above Highway 12 offers stunning views of the valley and Bay Area landmarks beyond. 

Hood Mountain's features also include a pygmy forest, the headwaters of Santa Rosa Creek, and trail connections to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. 

Camping

Environmental campsites are available in remote settings reached by hiking approximately 2 miles from Hood Mountain's parking areas. 

Trails

Hood Mountain offers the most extensive trail system within the Regional Parks system. Trails climb through mixed-conifer forests and cross meadows and several creeks, and the hiking can be strenuous. 

North Entrance - Open Jan. 20, 2018

Access to the northwest portion of the park is through Los Alamos Road. Get Directions: 3000 Los Alamos Road, Santa Rosa

Southwest Entrance - Open March 30, 2018

Access to they southwest portion of the park is through Pythian Road. Get Directions: 1450 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa

  • When: May 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

    Hood Mountain Regional Park - Pythian Road entrance
    Volunteer one day or the entire weekend, May 18-20, with Regional Parks staff and Volunteers for Outdoor California. The project will involve rerouting approximately.3 miles of the Nattkemper Trail at Hood Mountain.

  • When: May 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

    Hood Mountain Regional Park
    This event is full.
    How are the parks recovering from the Sonoma County wildfires? Join a Regional Parks naturalist on 7-mile hike in Hood Mountain Regional Park. 

  • When: May 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM

    Hood Mountain Regional Park - Pythian Road entrance
    Volunteer one day or the entire weekend, May 18-20, with Regional Parks staff and Volunteers for Outdoor California. The project will involve rerouting approximately.3 miles of the Nattkemper Trail at Hood Mountain.

  • More Events

Park Information

Hood Mountain Regional Park

Hours

7:00 a.m. to sunset

Dogs
Allowed on leash 

Address

Parking
$7 or free for members

Hood Mountain Regional Park - North Entrance

3000 Los Alamos Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.4893675, -122.5979782

Hood Mountain Regional Park - South Entrance

1450 Pythian Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.45192222, -122.5741331
Reserve a campsite

Park Map

Return to top of page
Return to top of page