This popular park in northeast Santa Rosa features a campground with 31 sites, including three sleeping cabins, in a beautiful oak woodland. Campers can enjoy trails for walking, hiking, and bicycling as well as a summer swimming lagoon, a lake for boating and fishing, picnic areas, and the Environmental Discovery Center.
Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve features the only public backpacking sites in Sonoma Valley and offers 17 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers. 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.